Olive Oil Sommelier in Tuscany

1st - 5th NOVEMBER 2021, Pienza, Val D' Orcia, Tuscany - Italy

The Olive Oil Sommelier course that IRVEA- Olive Oil Academy has been organizing annually since 2004.
A course is open to gourmets, olive oil tasters, food and olive oil enthusiasts and also to professionals from various olive oil sectors.

This Olive Oil Sommelier course teaches participants how to professionally taste, evaluate and classify olive oil and above all, the correct combination of olive oil with different food and dishes.

The course consists of five days of lessons with practical tests, organoleptic sensitivity tests and guided tastings of more than 60 different olive oils of various international origins, varieties and extraction techniques.

Course Content

An innovative format to help you learn everything about olive oil; from its different uses and combinations in the kitchen and on the table.

The course will also cover the “alternative use” within an infinite number of other food sectors and more. It is an educational and informative holiday for those who want to deepen their knowledge of olive oil and all its aspects, “from the earth to the plate“.

Autumn is the perfect time to discover Tuscany, its smells and flavors of freshly squeezed olive oil.

This course is a combination of classroom lessons and olive oil tastings, Food Pairing Masterclasses, visits to wineries, wine, charcuterie and new olive oil tastings and evenings spent discussing all things olive oil and food.
Experience the olive harvest, the processing at the mill and finally the tasting of the new olive oil just out of the mill in front of you.

A delightful period of learning, great food, friendship and relaxation as you can see from the links below regarding past editions of our various courses.

Previous Editions

Location and Accomodation facilities

Lessons, lunches and masterclasses are held at the Hotel Residence San Gregorio in Pienza which offers course participants discounted room rates.
Once enrolled in the course you will receive a special booking code so that you can book directly with the hotel.

Hotel San Gregorio, Via della Madonnina, 4, 53026 Pienza (SI)
Tel. +39 0578 748059 – 0578 490064 – 800917019 |
Fax + 39 0578 748354 | E-mail: info@sangregorioresidencehotel.itwww.sangregorioresidencehotel.it

Further information can be found by downloading the brochure program with application form.

20% Early Bird discount for enrolments received prior to 15 August 2021
Enrolments close: 05 September 2021


The course is conducted in English by highly qualified teachers and panel leaders recognized by the IOOC.
Wenceslao Moreda
Panel Leader of International Olive Oil Competition Armonia; Chemical and Sensory analysis expert - CSIC - Instituto de la Grasa; Member of various European and international commissions of the olive oil field.
Nicola Simone
Biologist, CRA-OLI Centro di Ricerca per l’Olivicoltura e l’Industria Olearia Sede scientifica Research Centre for Olive Growing and Olive Industry Scientific Centre in Pescara.
Mauro Martelossi
Olive oil panel supervisor - member of Accademia Nazionale dell’Olivo e dell’Olio - Director of IRVEA.
Tania Ciarini
Olive oil panel supervisor and official olive oil panel member

Chefs experts in the alternative use of olive oil in the kitchen.

For more information, please contact:

Olive Oil Academy by Irvea Group
ph. +39 0521 184 15 31 – fax +39 0521 148 0029
Mob. +39 346 541 9847 – +39 347 49 13 924
E-mail: info@oliveoilacademy.org

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