Olive Oil Sommelier & Food Experience in Lake Garda

 8th Edition – Training Course for Professional Olive Oil Sommelier

11th – 15th May 2015 –  Riva del garda (TN) – Italy

A 5 Day fully comprehensive course in the beautiful setting of Lake Garda. Food, EVOO, relax. Learn while living the good life in Italy.


Join us a 5 days professional training course to study and improve your knowledge & appreciation of olive oil, gastronomy & wine, with degustations and cooking demonstrations.

These are the ingredients of our comprehensive course for the aspiring Olive Oil Sommelier.

A 5 Day course that covers olive harvest, oil extraction and assessment processes, cooking and finally olive oil food pairing experience and tasting.

A high level qualification course designed for those who wish to become true experts in the selection and alternative use of EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)FILEminimizer thm_Giuria_b

This course will suit professional and aspiring olive oil tasters, buyers, retailers, promoters, restaurateurs, chefs, and all those interested in becoming a Professional Olive Oil Sommelier.

What is an Olive Oil Sommelier? 

A Professional Olive Oil Sommelier has a thorough knowledge of the full production process of olive oil – “from the grove to the bottle” – and is highly skilled in the selection, classification, promotion and rational use of olive oil.


Our goal is to offer a well balanced theory and practical course that will provide students with the right skills and knowledge to be able to communicate the rational use of olive oil in the kitchen and on the plate, in particular, the harmonization of EVOO & Food.

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will have acquired skills and certification, entitling them to join the International Register of Olive Oil Experts and to be part of professional olive oil evaluation panels.


  • Classroom, guided tastings with more than 50 olive oils from international origins and practical exercises 
  • Didactical Dinner in typical restaurant Five Light Lunch
  • UsfJ-novembre-corso-di-cucina4One Master Class “Culture Food & Pairing”
  • Visits in oil mill, local wineries, cheese and balsamic vinegar producer
  • Pen Drive with Course materials and official defects from I.O.O.C. 
  • Olive Oil Sommelier Apron & Pin – I.D. Professional Sommelier Card 

A course created and organized by the Olive Oil Academy

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