Olive Oil Sommelier

OLIVE OIL SOMMELIER COURSE
SAVOR THE EXPERTISE CERTIFICATION JOURNEY IN SOUTH AFRICA
SEPTEMBER 2024, PRESENTED BY SA OLIVE & MOOO ACADEMY

The Olive Oil Sommelier Tasting Course, meticulously organized by the esteemed Masters of Olive Oil Academy, is not just a class; it’s a transformative journey into the world of olive oil expertise. This official Oil Tasting Preparation Course equips you with the sensory skills essential for distinguishing the nuances of virgin oils—a fundamental skill for both technical experts and those aspiring to become master blenders for olive oil companies.

The Olive Oil Sommelier Tasting Course for new olive oil tasters organised by the Masters of Olive Oil Academy is a true Master Class for those who want to become olive oil experts or olive oil sommelieurs by attending an Official Oil Tasting Preparation Course.

Increasingly, the ability to assess virgin oils from a sensory point of view is a fundamental skill and tool both for those who aspire to become “technical experts in olive oil tasting” and for those who want to become a taster or olive oil sommelier first and perhaps, in time, become a Master Blender for olive oil Companies.

Finally, we can say that olive oil-tasting expertise is very useful for all consumers and operators in the Horeca sector. All who wish to learn or deepen their knowledge of how to choose a high-quality extra virgin olive oil and therefore healthy EVOO can take advantage by attending the new Olive Oil Sommelier path provided by Masters of Olive Oil Academy.

OLIVE OIL SOMMELIER COURSE – UNLOCKING THE WORLD OF OLIVE OIL EXCELLENCE 

The Olive Oil Sommelier Tasting Course, meticulously organized by the Masters of Olive Oil Academy, is not merely a class, it’s a Master Class designed for individuals aspiring to become olive oil sommeliers and experts. This official Oil Tasting Preparation Course equips you with the sensory skills essential for distinguishing the nuances of virgin oils, a skill crucial for both technical experts and those aspiring to become master blenders for olive oil companies.

OFFICIAL OLIVE OIL SOMMELIER CERTIFICATION COURSE

Enrol in the official tasting course taking place in Stellenbosch in September 2024, where you’ll build the foundations for a successful career as an olive oil sommelier or expert oil taster. This comprehensive course, in strict compliance with international and regional standards, spans around 40 hours, providing the essential skills endorsed by both the Ministry of Agriculture in Italy and the International Olive Oil Council.

OLIVE OIL OFFICIAL COURSE – SOUTH AFRICA SESSION – LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE (20 PLACES IN THE ROOM FOR A BETTER EXPERIENCE)

For a truly immersive experience, join our Olive Oil Sommelier Course in South Africa, with only 20 seats available. At the Masters of Olive Oil Academy, we ensure professional training, adhering to the criteria established by regulations and industry standards.

 THE NEW OIL SOMMELIER COURSE  2024 – SOUTH AFRICA  (FOR YOUR BETTER EXPERIENCE ONLY 20 SEATS ARE AVAILABLE)

At the Masters of Olive Oil Academy, we are in the habit of organising training courses in the most professional way possible. The Olive Oil Sommelier Tasting Course is the start of a complete course, according to Ministerial Decree 7/10/2021, to enrol on the National List of Technicians and Experts of Virgin and Extra Virgin Olive Oils in Italy. This is a course lasting a minimum of 35 hours (normally about 40), authorized by the Region where the course is held. This is the first course directed by two Panel Leaders and held following the criteria established by Reg(EEC) No. 2568 and subsequent amendments and supplements and the MI.P.A.F. decree of 7 October 2021.

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OFFICIAL OLIVE OIL COURSE SYLLABUS HIGHLIGHTS?

The Olive Oil Sommelier Course consists of theoretical lessons and practical sessions, and is divided into two steps:

  1. Part 1 First Level – Official Oil Tasting Course – consisting of the Official Course for Aspiring Olive Oil Tasters to obtain the Diploma of Physiological Suitability for Tasting. This is a 5-day full immersion course with final tests with at least four series of tests for each of the attributes indicated in document IOC/T.20/Doc. No 14;

  2. Part 2 Second Level – Official Oil Tasting Course – consisting of 20 certified tasting sessions as prescribed by Italian regulations. For enrollment “in the National List of technicians and experts of virgin and extra virgin olive oils”, in fact, the Ministerial Decree of 7/10/2021, (art.4 paragraph 2 letter b) provides that, in addition to the Certificate of Physiological Suitability, a: “Certificate issued by a Panel Leader as per art.3 paragraph 7, which proves participation, according to the methodology envisaged in Annex 12 of the Regulation, in at least 20 tasting sessions, held on different days, in the 24 months preceding the date of submission of the application, each comprising at least two sessions with 3 organoleptic evaluations”.

OLIVE OIL SOMMELIER COURSE – TAKE THE FIRST STEP

Embark on this transformative journey and secure your spot in the Olive Oil Sommelier certification program. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or an avid enthusiast, this course promises to enrich your understanding of olive oil in ways you never thought possible.

Let’s see what the official olive oil sommelier/taster course programme consists of:

  1. Outlines of the history of the olive oil product.
  2. Basics of sensory analysis.
  3. Explanation and use of the official tasting sheet.
  4. Guided tasting of an appropriate number of oils according to MASAF regulations.
  5. Basics of olive growing.
  6. The plant. Cultivation techniques. Harvesting methods.
  7. Explanation of oil production technologies from traditional to modern methods.
  8. Description of storage, preservation and packaging practices.
  9. Evaluation of the main oil defects: explanation of causes and origins. understanding the
    Basics of the chemistry of oils and their composition.
  10. Product classification and legislation.
  11. Hints on uses in gastronomy.
  12. Food pairing is how to choose and match the right oil to each dish.
  13. Introduction to the main varieties (cultivars) in Italy and the world.
  14. Relationship between Diet, Oil and Health and Conservation.
  15. The final test to assess candidates’ sensory abilities according to I.O.C. (International Olive Oil Org) requirements.
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2024 OFFICIAL OLIVE OIL SOMMELIER TASTING COURSE SPEAKERS

HOW WILL THE OLIVE OIL-TASTING COURSE TAKE PLACE?

The course for aspiring oil tasters will be conducted both in person, utilizing a meeting room and an official panel room, ensuring compliance with IOC and MASAF Ministry guidelines.

This is the first course in which we have brought together two Panel Leaders:

  1. an International Panel Leader recognised by the I.O.C. nad by MASAF  (IT) – Dr. Aldo Mazzini ;
  2. a licensed Panel Leader  in Italy – PHD – Dr.  Lorenzo Cecchi.

WE CAN PLAN AND PROVIDE FULL OLIVE OIL SOMMELIER TAYLOR-MADE PROGRAMS FOR COMPANIES, PRODUCERS, AND GDO CHAINS  ALL OVER THE WORLD

Our olive oil sommelier tasting courses in September 2024 will be held in Italy and abroad all over the world. The olive oil tasting courses organized by Masters of Olive Oil Academy and SA Olive are open to all. Participation is open to both enthusiasts and professionals in the supply chain. Even the most demanding can find here the best national and international training. We also organize Taylor Made Olive Oil Sommelier Courses for Producers, Retailers, Packagers, and for all Companies involved in the Olive Oil business both in Italy and abroad.

"EXPERIENCE THE INAUGURAL OFFICIAL OLIVE OIL TASTING COURSE IN SEPTEMBER 2024! ROOTED IN THE RICH TRADITION OF IMPERIA, WHERE THE CULTURE OF OIL TASTING AND THE FIRST SCHOOLS WERE BORN, WE ARE BRINGING THIS CULTURAL LEGACY TO SOUTH AFRICA. OUR AIM IS TO PROVIDE EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES TO ALL PRODUCERS AND PASSIONATE INDIVIDUALS IN THE WORLD OF OLIVE OIL. JOIN US AS WE CONTINUE THE TRADITION OF SPREADING THE CULTURE OF PROFESSIONAL OLIVE OIL TASTING, UNITING ENTHUSIASTS WORLDWIDE!"

For any request please write at: mastersofoliveoil@gmail.com; 

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HOW WILL THE OLIVE OIL SOMMELIER TASTING COURSE BE CONDUCTED AND WITH WHAT MATERIALS?

HOW WILL THE OLIVE OIL-TASTING COURSE TAKE PLACE?

The course for aspiring oil tasters will be conducted both in person, utilizing a meeting room and an official panel room, ensuring compliance with IOC and MASAF Ministry guidelines.

DIDACTIC MATERIAL PROVIDED

All presentations will be accessible online, and after the course, a flash drive containing materials from the lecturers will be distributed. Additionally, we will utilize a dedicated online oil-tasting program developed by the Masters of Olive Oil Academy, aligning with the official IOC program. This platform allows you to practice using the official tasting sheet, enhancing your hands-on experience. Official tasting sheets will also be provided for the manual evaluation of oils.

IMPORTANCE OF SENSORY ANALYSIS AND OIL TASTING

Today, sensory analysis remains the most effective method for highlighting the organoleptic characteristics of virgin olive oils. It’s crucial to recognize that various factors influence the tasting of extra virgin olive oil, including diverse perception thresholds among individuals.
It’s important to note that individual olfactory and gustatory perceptions are complex and can be challenging to translate into an objective scale. Even when expressed by a group of trained panelists with marked sensory capacities, organoleptic evaluation retains a degree of subjectivity.
To address these challenges and ensure as objective and replicable an evaluation as possible, the sensory perception system must be used impartially. The intensity of the objective sensory stimuli perceived forms the basis of unambiguous and standardized sensory evaluation measurements. Scientific and statistical treatments are then applied to the collected data.

SENSORY ANALYSIS OF OLIVE OIL: REGULATORY ORIGINS

The Quantitative Descriptive Analysis (QDA) or Panel Test, developed by the International Olive Council (I.O.C.) and first included in EC Regulation 2568 of 1991, provides a framework for sensory evaluation meeting stringent conditions.

The organoleptic analysis, conducted by recognized and certified Panels or Tasting Committees, relies on several key principles. The challenges of varying perceptual thresholds are mitigated by assembling a group of trained tasters, including a Panel Leader, chosen to recognize positive and negative characteristics. The issue of communication between tasters is addressed by developing an official vocabulary, and an unstructured continuous intensity scale allows for flexible assessment of intensity. (The official tasting sheet for virgin oils consists of a 10 cm horizontal line.

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