XVIII edition

Olive Oil Sommelier

Autumn in Tuscany

Olives, Food & Wine Experience

Pienza, Tuscany – Italy

06-10 November 2023

This is a theoretical and practical course for olive oil and food enthusiasts, gourmets and professionals who want to deepen their knowledge of the entire production and commercial process of olive oil “from the soil to the plate”.

The course covers all phases of olive oil production, sensory analysis, selection and classification for purchase and proper use of EVOO, in particular the harmonization of EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) in food pairing.

The Olive Oil Sommelier is not just an olive oil taster but a true Olive Oil Expert with all-round knowledge capable of selecting, communicating and guiding consumers, retailers and restaurant owners in the correct selection and “alternative use” of EVOO in cooking, on the table and in different food uses to transforming costs into profit opportunities.

A journey through the smells and flavours of a Tuscan autumn during the olive harvest. Visit cellars and olive mills and taste freshly extracted olive oil, guided tastings of cured meats, fresh and seasoned cheese, chestnuts and the famous wines of the most authentic Tuscany.

Participation in the course and passing the sensory selection tests are valid qualifications for registration in the International Register of Olive Oil Experts, valid requirement for being part of professional olive oil evaluation commissions and as a juror in international olive oil competitions.



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