Olive Oil Official Tasting Course
€849,00 – €1.613,00
The Olive Oil Official Tasting Course 2023 is a must for all who want to become experts in the Olive Oil field. If You aspire to become a professional olive oil taster, if you are a producer, a miller, an importer, a distributor or a seller, and you want to get better skills in evaluating olive oils, this is the course you cannot miss attending. Come to Imperia next July 2023 to change your Evoo’s knowledge forever.
OLIVE OIL OFFICIAL TASTING COURSE JULY 2023 EDITION
Olive Oil Official Tasting Course why should You take part in it?
Do you want to become an olive oil taster, do you aspire to be an expert in quality, olive oil production?
This is the olive oil official tasting course, a 5-day full immersion tasting course, for you. Come to Imperia in 2023 to obtain your official “physiological aptitude diploma”.
This professional olive oil official tasting course will open the door to the diploma as “an expert in virgin and extra virgin olive oils”. You will then be able to aspire to enter the regional and MIPAAF register of olive oil experts in Italy or the International List of Olive Oil Experts of KNOIL!
The Official Olive Oil Tasting Course will be your first step into the fantastic, fabulous and varied world of olive oil tasting. Are you a neophyte, are you an operator in the field, are you simply passionate about cooking and tasting, or are you a gourmet?
If you are interested in learning or deepening the secrets of olive oil tasting or you want to learn how it is produced, and how to evaluate it, or you want to know the basic chemistry, or you want to understand better the regulations governing the variegated world of extra virgin olive oil, entrusting your training to one of the most qualified professional expert teams you can find in Italy, this is the course for you.
You will find two-panel leaders (Dr Alissa Mattei – AIFO Panel Leader in Florence, and Dr Aldo Mazzini I.O.C. Panel Leader in SA) and some of the top olive oil and supply chain experts you can find in Italy united together to give you the ultimate in training.
Taking part in this olive oil official tasting course, based on the I.O.C. and MIPAAF official suggestions, will be an opportunity to deepen your knowledge of olive oil.
You will understand how the quality of extra virgin olive oil is linked to the entire production chain. You will learn how to fill out the official I.O.C. olive oil tasting form and the real professional tasting technique.
HOW CAN WE DESCRIBE THE OFFICIAL OLIVE OIL TASTING COURSE?
This OLIVE OIL OFFICIAL TASTING COURSE (2023 in Imperia) is not a simple olive oil tasting course or a simple series of oil descriptions and tasting lessons. With this olive oil tasting course, you will learn, in 5 full immersion days, many of the fundamental secrets that determine the quality of olive oil. You will learn how to recognise good oil from bad oil. You will learn how the characteristics of extra virgin olive oil are linked to the olive oil production chain process.
Olive Oil Official Tasting Course Taiwan 2019.
WHAT ARE THE AIMS OF THE OFFICIAL OLIVE OIL TASTING COURSE WE ARE PRESENTING FOR 2023?
With the official extra virgin olive oil tasting course, we will cover all the topics prescribed by the I.O.C. and Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MIPAAF). You will delve into the characteristics, qualities and sensory perceptions of oil. We will see how olive oil is classified and what its product classes are. Together we will understand what the olive oil tasting form is and why Official Tasting Panels exist and what their functions are.
In the olive oil official tasting course, the main goal is to open a new door to a wonderful, interesting, intriguing and vast world. The many questions and curiosities expressed in the classroom always are well accepted because they indicate great curiosity and interest in learning more and more.
For all those who want to better understand oil, this is the right opportunity.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN DURING THE OFFICIAL 5-DAY FULL IMMERSION OLIVE OIL TASTING COURSE?
You will learn the secrets of the production chain, chemistry, tasting and the basic regulations governing the world of olive oil. You will also learn how to distinguish an olive oil from quality olives from an oil of poor or bad quality. You will then taste the main defects such as rancid and warming, sludge or mould.
Our aim will be:
- explain how the chain operations to produce an extra virgin oil are carried out correctly;
- explain the basic chemistry of olive oils;
- make you understand and learn how to recognise good quality oil above all;
- explain how you may choose better extra virgin olive oil than before;
- you will learn and be able to recognise the main positive and negative characteristics of extra virgin olive oil.
Once you have learnt the fundamentals of oil quality and its characteristics you will also be able to use it to the best advantage in cooking both cold and hot.
WHY ATTEND AN OFFICIAL 5-DAY INTENSIVE OLIVE OIL OFFICIAL TASTING COURSE?
characteristics of olive oil. We will understand together why bitter olive oil, which is often misunderstood by consumers, should normally be appreciated and evaluated as a high-quality oil.
Olive Oil Tasting Courses to understand how to choose quality always.
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
When you have successfully attended the olive oil official tasting course (obtaining the Diploma of Physiological Suitability for Oil Tasting) you will be able to deepen your knowledge of the subject by attending the 20 official tasting sessions to obtain the Diploma that will then allow you to enrol in the MIPAAF Register of Experts in Virgin and Extra Virgin Olive Oil at the Region where you reside.
For those who are passionate about and want to take the road to professional tasting, it will be possible to aspire to join an Official Tasting Panel to increasingly increase their skills and become true experts in the oil sector.
Enrol in the 40-hour Ministerial Official Oil Taster Course to acquire the first of the qualifications for enrolment in the Register of Experts held by the MIPAAF. After which, to proceed towards final certification, it will be necessary to attend the 20 guided tasting sessions to also achieve the practical skills required for enrolment in the Regional Register.
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WHO ARE THE SPEAKERS OF THE OFFICIAL 5-DAY FULL IMMERSION OLIVE OIL TASTING COURSE?
If you are interested in deepening your olive oil expertise, you cannot risk missing the opportunity to attend this official oil taster course.
Here you will find a team of speakers who are among the leading experts in the field in Italy and around the world. We have brought together some of the best experts in the sector to offer you the best in professional training.
Who you will find in Imperia waiting for you in the classroom:
- a Panel Leader AIFO (Italian Association of Oil Millers) course director, Dr Alissa Mattei, quality manager at Carapelli for 35 years. A researcher with countless innovative pieces of research and publications on olive oil chemistry to her credit;
- an I.O.C. Panel Leader (the International Olive Oil Council in 2022 certified only 102 Panel Leaders worldwide). Dr Aldo Mazzini master blender and quality consultant with experience in national and international companies;
- You’ll find a university consultant expert in olive growing who has worked in Italy and many countries around the world helping producers to do better in the field to obtain the best possible raw material. Aleandro Ottanelli working at the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Florence and advising several of the most prestigious Tuscan, Italian and foreign companies;
- a nationally renowned nutrition expert Dr Giorgio Donegani. One of the most famous and appreciated experts in the national field and beyond;
- an expert on regulations in the olive oil sector, a representative of the institutions as an employee of the Repressione Frodi (Fraud Repression Agency),
- a researcher and associate professor at the University of Florence with a PHD in the USA, Dr Lorenzo Cecchi has many pieces of research and publications to his credit on the world of olive oil.
The olive oil official tasting course is the way to better orient yourself and learn how to recognise the quality of olive oil even in the labyrinth of large-scale retail trade.
AN OFFICIAL OLIVE OIL TASTING COURSE IS SUITABLE FOR EVERYONE AS LONG AS YOU ARE CURIOUS AND WANT TO LEARN!
Knowing the genesis of the qualities of extra virgin olive oil thanks to the ‘oil taster course’ enables everyone: enthusiasts, the curious (meaning those who want to learn more and more), and operators in the supply chain (growers, millers, traders, restaurateurs and hoteliers), to operate better and better. It is certainly also suitable for all consumers driven by curiosity to know and recognise what they are eating.
By attending an oil-tasting course you will be able to work and communicate with awareness and knowledge, working for the improvement, dissemination and pursuit of quality:
For commercial operators: whether they are pure traders, restaurateurs, hoteliers, or operators of oil companies, it is useful to acquire greater competence on the subject at 360°. It means being able to respond and satisfy their customer’s needs in the best possible way, thereby achieving greater customer satisfaction and a greater bond of loyalty;
For each company in the chain (from the mill to packaging, to sales). This is true and of great importance since a satisfied customer will be more loyal to the company that best understands and satisfies its needs. He will also certainly be incentivised by word of mouth to publicise his ‘satisfaction’ to friends and acquaintances;
For operators in the agricultural sector. It is very important to master the basic skills of correct cultivation, harvesting and storage practices. All these steps are very important not only for the economic yield of the land, for the quantity and quality of the fruit produced. They are also very important for the determination and considerable influence on the potential end product, be it extra virgin olive oil or table olives.
Olive Oil Official tasting Course 2023 – I.O.C. Official tasting glass.
THE OFFICIAL OLIVE OIL TASTER COURSE IS ALSO A POSSIBLE PROFESSIONAL STEPPING STONE
Attending an official oil taster or tasting course can be very interesting and can represent a possible springboard that can transform a passion into an excellent future professional opportunity.
In Italy and around the world, as interest in olive oil grows, so does interest in the professional figure of the professional oil taster.
It is not enough to attend an introductory course to become a professional taster. If you discover in yourself good natural skills and a strong interest in the subject, what can you do? You can decide whether to begin your training in the world of oil.
WHAT COULD HAPPEN AFTER THE OFFICIAL OLIVE OIL TASTING COURSE?
Within a few years, after attending the appropriate, more specific courses and having accrued a certain amount of guided tastings, this path can also lead to interesting professional outlets.
In Italy, a professional taster of a good level and proven experience can earn sums between 2,000 and 4,000 euros per month, as reported in a recent and interesting article in Il Sole 24 Ore.
Once you have completed all your training with courses and guided tastings, you can register with the Chamber of Commerce most convenient for you in the ‘List of virgin and extra virgin olive oil experts’ held by Mipaaf.
With the decree of 18 June 2014, the MIPAAF implemented the standards of the International Olive Council (I.O.C.) and the European Union. The ‘Criteria and procedures for the recognition of tasting panels’ are defined for the correct evaluation and control of the organoleptic characteristics of virgin olive oils under Regulation (EEC) No 2568/91′ subsequently amended and supplemented several times.
THE MIPAAF OFFICIAL OLIVE OIL TASTER COURSE AND NATIONAL LIST OF EXPERTS IN VIRGIN AND EXTRA VIRGIN OILS
Registration in the ‘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 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 and above all useful for chefs. It is possible to create for them 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 further 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.
The Official Olive Oil summer Tasting Course 2023 Edition will take place with at least n°8 subscribers.
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For those arriving from outside to attend the Course we indicate two of the various hotel facilities in Imperia:
- COURSE HEADQUARTERS – Hotel Corallo – Corso Garibaldi, 29 – 18100 Imperia – Tel. 0183 666 264
- Hotel Miramare – Viale Giacomo Matteotti, 24 – 18100 Imperia – Tel. 0183 667 120
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