Olive Oil Official Tasting Course
€1.490,00 – €2.835,00
“The Olive Oil Official Tasting Course 2024 (February 12th to 16th) is a transformative experience for anyone aspiring to excel in the Olive Oil industry. Whether you’re a producer, miller, importer, distributor, or seller, this course is a must-attend to enhance your skills in evaluating olive oils. Join us and revolutionize your EVOO knowledge forever.”
OLIVE OIL OFFICIAL TASTING COURSE FEBRUARY 2024 EDITION
OLIVE OIL OFFICIAL TASTING COURSE WHY SHOULD YOU TAKE PART IN IT?
Do you want to become an olive oil taster, an olive oil sommelier or an olive oil expert? Do you aspire to be an expert in quality, and in olive oil production?
This is the olive oil official tasting course, a 5-day full immersion tasting course, for you.
Embark on a flavorful journey and elevate your expertise in the world of olive oil through the Olive Oil Official Tasting Course – a 5-day immersive experience tailored for enthusiasts, industry professionals, and aspiring connoisseurs. Imagine the thrill of obtaining your coveted “Physiological Aptitude Diploma,” unlocking doors to prestigious registers such as the Italian MASAF or the esteemed International List of Olive Oil Experts by Masters of Olive Oil Academy!
Our course isn’t just a traditional tasting experience; it’s a passport to the diverse, captivating universe of olive oil. Whether you’re a newcomer curious about the secrets of olive oil, an industry player seeking in-depth knowledge, or a devoted gourmet, this course is designed for you.
Led by a distinguished team of experts, including Dr. Aldo Mazzini, I.O.C. Panel Leader in SA, MASAF Panel Leader in Italy, and Dr. Lorenzo Cecchi, associate professor at the University of Florence, our program guarantees a top-tier learning experience. The picturesque setting of South Africa adds an exciting backdrop to your educational journey.
Join us for an unforgettable exploration of the intricacies of olive oil. Uncover the link between the quality of extra virgin olive oil and the entire production chain. Learn the art of filling out the official I.O.C. olive oil tasting form and master the techniques of professional tasting.
Ready to take the plunge? Subscribe now and secure your spot in this exclusive course. Don’t miss the chance to immerse yourself in the expertise of our renowned panel leaders and unravel the mysteries of extra virgin olive oil in the heart of South Africa. Your olive oil adventure begins here!
HOW CAN WE DESCRIBE THE OFFICIAL OLIVE OIL TASTING COURSE?
This OLIVE OIL OFFICIAL TASTING COURSE (scheduled for 2024 in SA) transcends the ordinary; it is not merely a typical olive oil tasting session or a routine series of oil descriptions and lessons. This stands as a unique and unparalleled opportunity, happening only once a year, to engage in an Official Tasting Course throughout South Africa.
Embark on a transformative journey over five full immersion days. This isn’t just about tasting; it’s an exploration of the fundamental secrets that define the quality of olive oil. Discover how to discern excellence from mediocrity, unravelling the intricacies of extra virgin olive oil and its profound connection to the entire production chain process.
Our Aims for the Official Olive Oil Tasting Course in 2024:
- Cover all topics prescribed by the I.O.C. and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MASAF).
- Delve into the characteristics, qualities, and sensory perceptions of oil.
- Explore how olive oil is classified, its product classes, and the purpose of Official Tasting Panels.
This course is not just a gateway to knowledge; it’s an invitation to a captivating world. Express your curiosity, indulge your interests, and seize this golden opportunity to enhance your understanding of olive oil.
Olive Oil Official Tasting Course Taiwan 2019.
WHAT ARE THE AIMS OF THE OFFICIAL OLIVE OIL TASTING COURSE WE ARE PRESENTING FOR 2024?
The aims of the forthcoming Official Olive Oil Tasting Course in 2024 are ambitious and all-encompassing. Aligned with the standards set by the International Olive Council (I.O.C.) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MASAF), the course ensures a thorough exploration of various facets. Participants will delve into the intricacies of olive oil, from its characteristics and qualities to sensory perceptions. The classification and product classes of olive oil will be dissected, providing a comprehensive understanding of this liquid gold. The significance of the olive oil tasting form will be unravelled, shedding light on the existence and functions of Official Tasting Panels.
This course is not merely an educational endeavor; it is a gateway to a world that is wonderful, interesting, and vast. The encouragement of questions and curiosities signals an environment that fosters great curiosity and a genuine interest in expanding knowledge. For those eager to unravel the secrets of olive oil, this course is the perfect opportunity.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN DURING THE OFFICIAL 5-DAY FULL IMMERSION OLIVE OIL TASTING COURSE?
You will learn the secrets of EVOO. Your journey into the world of olive oil will involve unravelling the secrets of the production chain, understanding the chemistry, tasting, and comprehending the basic regulations governing this liquid gold. Gain the skills to distinguish high-quality oil from the rest and identify key defects such as rancidity, sludge, or mould.
- Explain the correct chain operations for producing extra virgin oil.
- Elaborate on the basic chemistry of olive oils.
- Foster an understanding of how to recognize and appreciate good quality oil.
- Equip you to choose superior extra virgin olive oil.
Once armed with the fundamentals, you’ll not only appreciate olive oil’s quality but also leverage it to perfection in both cold and hot culinary applications.
WHY ATTEND AN OFFICIAL 5-DAY INTENSIVE OLIVE OIL OFFICIAL TASTING COURSE?
Choosing a five-day intensive course on extra virgin olive oil isn’t just about learning; it’s a transformative experience. Challenge your existing knowledge, confront traditional beliefs, and align your understanding with the best production practices..
Choosing an intensive five-day course to learn about extra virgin olive oil means taking the opportunity to understand where the positive qualities and negative characteristics of oils such as oil heating, rancidity or winey and other major defects originate.
Attending an official olive oil tasting course will be a path on tasting and roasting enabling you to change in no time at all! We will test your old knowledge and beliefs by comparing them with the best production practices and the real positive qualities EVOOs must have to be considered high quality. We are sure you will have a new awareness of the quality of olive oils, how to recognise them and how to produce a superior oil.
WHY TAKING THE OLIVE OIL OFFICIAL TASTER DIPLOMA IS INTERESTING
Upon completing the Olive Oil Official Tasting Course and obtaining the Diploma of Physiological Suitability for Oil Tasting, a world of opportunities awaits. Attend 20 official tasting sessions, earn your diploma, and enroll in the MASAF Register of Experts in Virgin and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. For those passionate about professional tasting, joining an Official Tasting Panel becomes a viable next step.
Enrol in the 40-hour Ministerial Official Oil Taster Course, acquire your initial qualifications, and progress toward final certification. Attend 20 guided tasting sessions, develop practical skills, and qualify for enrollment in the Regional Register.
Your journey to becoming an expert in olive oil begins here!
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The Official Olive Oil Sommelier Tasting Course 2024 Edition will take place with at least n°10 subscribers.
EXPERTS GUIDING YOUR JOURNEY
Embark on this olive oil exploration guided by a distinguished lineup of experts. Your learning experience is curated by some of the most reputable names in the olive oil industry, offering unparalleled insights and knowledge. These experts are not just instructors; they are seasoned professionals who have made significant contributions to the field, both nationally and internationally.
In the classroom and online , you’ll find:
- Dr Aldo Mazzini (I.O.C. Panel Leader and Course Director): With certification as one of the limited 102 Panel Leaders globally by the International Olive Oil Council (I.O.C.) in 2022/2023, Dr Mazzini brings a wealth of experience as a master blender and quality consultant in national and international companies.
- Dr Lorenzo Cecchi (Licensed Panel Leader and Associate Professor): Holding a Ph.D. in the USA, Dr. Cecchi is an associate professor at the University of Florence. His expertise in olive oil chemistry is underscored by innovative research and numerous publications.
- Dr Luigi Catalano (Olive Growing Consultant): Co-founder of Agrimeca Grape and Fruit Consulting, Catalano’s consultancy spans the globe, aiding producers in optimizing field practices for the best raw material. His experience extends to working with Italian and foreign companies in the olive oil industry.
- Dr Nadia Mulinacci (Nutrition Professor): A renowned nutrition professor at the University of Florence, Dr. Mulinacci is widely recognized for her expertise both nationally and internationally.
- Regulatory Expert (Repressione Frodi Representative): A specialist in olive oil sector regulations, representing institutions as a Fraud Repression Agency employee.
- Linda Costa (Licensed PL from South Africa): An expert licensed Panel Leader and a prominent figure in olive oil and table olives.
This diverse and accomplished team ensures that the olive oil official tasting course is not just a learning opportunity but a transformative experience. Navigate the complexities of the olive oil industry and refine your ability to discern quality, even in the intricate landscape of large-scale retail trade.
AN INVITATION TO CURIOSITY: THE OFFICIAL OLIVE OIL TASTING COURSE
Embark on a journey of discovery with the Official Olive Oil Tasting Course—a pathway open to all fueled by curiosity and a desire to learn. Whether you’re an enthusiast, a curious learner, or a professional in the olive oil supply chain, this course unfolds the genesis of extra virgin olive oil’s qualities.
Who Can Benefit:
- Enthusiasts and the Curious: For those eager to delve deeper into the intricacies of extra virgin olive oil, the course provides a profound understanding of its qualities. It’s an opportunity for continual learning and exploration.
- Supply Chain Professionals: From growers and millers to traders, restaurateurs, and hoteliers, the course caters to all stakeholders in the olive oil industry. Enhanced knowledge empowers professionals to operate with awareness and contribute to the pursuit of quality.
- Consumer Empowerment: curiosity-driven consumers also stand to benefit. By understanding and recognizing what they consume, attendees gain awareness and knowledge, fostering an environment of improvement and quality dissemination.
WHO SHOULD JOIN THE OFFICIAL 5-DAY FULL IMMERSION OLIVE OIL COURSE?
This course is tailor-made for a diverse audience:
- Producers: Equip yourself with comprehensive knowledge, from cultivation and harvesting practices to storage techniques, ensuring optimal quality at every step.
- Olive Oil Company Staff: Commercial operators, including traders, restaurateurs, and hoteliers, will find value in acquiring 360° competence. This knowledge enables them to better understand and meet customer needs, fostering loyalty and positive word-of-mouth.
- Agricultural Sector Operators: Mastering the essential skills of cultivation, harvesting, and storage is paramount for those in the agricultural sector. These practices significantly influence economic yield, fruit quality, and the end product, whether it’s extra virgin olive oil or table olives.
Participating in the Official Olive Oil Tasting Course transcends boundaries—it’s an inclusive opportunity for diverse individuals and professionals to unlock the secrets of olive oil, contributing to a more informed and quality-driven industry.
Olive Oil Official Tasting Course 2024 – I.O.C. Official tasting glass.
CRAFTING A PROFESSIONAL PATH IN THE WORLD OF OLIVE OIL TASTING
Embarking on the Official Olive Oil Taster Course is not just a journey into the world of flavours; it can be a significant stepping stone towards a rewarding professional future. Here’s how this course can transform your passion into a promising career:
- Interest Sparks Opportunities: As the global fascination with olive oil intensifies, so does the demand for skilled professionals. The role of a professional oil taster is gaining prominence, presenting an exciting avenue for those who wish to convert their interest into a full-fledged career.
- Beyond Introductory Courses: While introductory courses provide a foundation, the Official Olive Oil Taster Course opens doors to more specialized training. Recognizing natural skills and a deep interest, participants can choose to delve deeper into the world of oil through advanced courses, refining their expertise.
- Professional Development: The journey doesn’t end with the course; it’s a dynamic pathway to continuous professional development. Participants can opt for more specific courses, accumulating guided tastings, and building a comprehensive skill set over the years.
- Lucrative Opportunities: For those who emerge as proficient tasters, lucrative opportunities await. In Italy and globally, experienced and skilled professional tasters can command substantial monthly earnings, reflecting the growing value placed on their expertise.
- Official Recognition: The road to professional recognition involves registering with the Chamber of Commerce, aligning with the ‘List of Virgin and Extra Virgin Olive Oil Experts’ held by MASAF. This official recognition signifies not just personal accomplishment but also contributes to the wider industry standards.
- Alignment with International Standards: The course, aligning with the standards of the International Olive Council and the European Union, ensures that participants are well-versed in the criteria and procedures essential for the accurate evaluation of organoleptic characteristics.
FORGING A PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY
The journey from an Olive Oil Tasting Course participant to a recognized professional is a testament to dedication, skill development, and a passion for excellence. Beyond just tasting, it’s about creating a professional identity in the vibrant world of olive oil, where expertise is not just valued but crucial for the industry’s growth.
THE MASAF OFFICIAL OLIVE OIL TASTER COURSE AND NATIONAL LIST OF EXPERTS IN VIRGIN AND EXTRA VIRGIN OILS
Registration in the ‘Italian National List of Technicians and Experts of Virgin and Extra Virgin Olive Oils’ is an important step. The application must be made at the Chamber of Commerce office in the province of residence.
What is required to hold the title of Professional Olive Oil Expert? Trainees must consecutive the certificate of physiological suitability for tasting with subsequent attendance and passing of the course consisting of 20 guided tasting sessions over the following 24 months.
The course must be approved by the Region and must last a minimum of 35 classroom hours. Subsequently, a documented activity of at least twenty training tasting sessions also known as guided and certified sensory analysis sessions is required.
Both steps are selective and each culminates in a final examination. With the final test, the course instructors assess the level of preparation achieved by the trainees.
Passing the exams is a prerequisite for registration in the National List of Extra Virgin and Virgin Olive Oil Technicians and Experts. See Ministry of Agricultural Policies circular no. 5 of 18/06/99.
Preparation of one of the final examinations for the oil taster course aimed at acquiring the certification of physiological aptitude: the 12-glass alignment.
POSSIBLE PROFESSIONAL OUTLETS FOR OLIVE OIL SOMMELIERS OR OLIVE OIL TASTING EXPERTS
Alongside the figure of the Professional Oil Taster, regulated by the European Community and our legal system, a new profession is also emerging. There are many interesting possible outlets for the profession of Oil Sommelier or Olive Oil Taster.
Becoming an olive oil sommelier means being an expert in oil tasting. An expert by definition must be able to recognise, describe and communicate the virtues, the organoleptic qualities of EVOO. When this competence is complete, he/she will also be able to suggest and indicate combinations on the table between extra virgin olive oil and various types of dishes.
This new professional figure has the task of advising on the possible uses of different olive oils and food pairings.
The advice of an olive oil-tasting expert is not only useful for restaurant customers, but it is also above all useful for chefs. It is possible to create charts of oils that could be the evolutionary future of the use and pairing of extra virgin olive oil with dishes. This will be a probable near future at least in the medium-high end of the catering sector.
HOW TO BECOME REAL EXPERTS AND PROFESSIONALS IN OLIVE OIL TASTING? WHAT POSSIBILITIES FOR FURTHER SPECIALISATION ARE THERE?
The next step for those who wish to further advance their knowledge of the subject is certainly to take part in a further step. Start a specialisation course.
The next step is to take part in a recognised course to obtain the Chief Panel Diploma. The course must always be done following the EEC regulations and the rules dictated by the IOC.
My dispassionate advice, however, is to start by understanding how passionate you are about the subject. Understanding how interesting it can be and what natural talents you possess is very important.
Afterwards, to grow, it is indispensable: taste, taste and taste. Possibly in the company of a taster or tasting group with proven experience and expertise. In this way, you will benefit from continuous comparison to constantly check your progress.
WHERE THE OFFICIAL TASTING COURSE WILL BE KEPT?
In February we will guest the classroom in Stellenbosch, not only an amazing place in South Africa. Stellenbosch is a University place and it also is one the most important producing areas for wine and olive oils in the whole of South Africa.
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For those arriving from outside to attend the Course we indicate two of the various hotel facilities in the area:
- COURSE HEADQUARTERS – we are working on to find a suitable location in Stellenbosch (SA).
- the course will take place from February 12th to February 16th – 2024.
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