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Olive Oil Master Class


Olive Oil Master Class hosted by Emily

3 hours ⋅ Hosted on Zoom or in-person

Up to 10 people

A true tasting experience of fresh olive oil for individual learning or private groups. Course Fee includes one tasting kit and one cobalt blue tasting glass

Olive Oil From Branch To Bottle

An guided in-depth olive oil tasting

What you’ll do

An Olive Oil Master Class with a comprehensive deep dive that scratches the surface of the world of olive oil. You’ll walk away knowing how to effectively read an olive oil bottle, product label and be confident in your purchasing decisions.

From sharing fun unique ways to incorporate this historic, healthy and delicious ingredient in everyday life, through the Olive Oil Master Class we’ll dive into olive varieties, growing regions, and modern and traditional milling methods, and be confident in how everything affects the taste of your olive oil.

You’ll be guided through a professional olive oil tasting, using a certified International Olive Oil Council cobalt blue tasting glass, and you’ll experience olive oil at its finest. Organoleptic and Sensory evaluation of positive attributes and common defects is the key focus. Sharing producer stories, grower experiences, diving into health benefits, chemistry analysis, this course is comprehensive and thorough.

Master Class Structure

  • Introduction to olive oil
  • Prepare to Taste – The anatomy of taste, understanding the palate and how we taste
  • What really is Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Modern and Traditional Methods of Making Olive Oil
  • The Olive Oil Tasting Glass – How to Taste Olive Oil
  • Olive Oil Tasting – Review of Positive Organoleptic Qualities and Understanding Olive Oil Defects
  • Decoding Olive Oil Labels
  • Olive Oil Chemistry – What you really want to see on an olive oil bottle
  • Cooking with Olive Oil – How to use it best, every day.

Finish the course feeling confident in your olive oil purchases, understand what Extra Virgin Olive Oil really is, as well as all the other grades.

Know how to taste olive oil and easily identify a quality olive oil.

Understand the basics of culinary pairings and be confident using extra virgin olive oil at home every day.

Taste 6 Olive Oils

Taste with an official tasting glass

Earn a Certificate

Meet your host, Emily

Hi, I am Emily. I'm an author and recipe developer, and most importantly an Olive Oil Sommelier. Here I'll be reviewing different olive oils, showing you fun ways to use it in every kind of recipe and debunking the confusing and complicated world of olive oil.
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Master Class Outcomes

What you will learn in the Olive Oil Master Class

Learn the History of Olive Oil


What really is Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Modern and Traditional Milling Methods

How to Taste Olive Oil

Overview of Olive Oil Cultivars


Identify Positive Attributes of Olive Oil


Learn the Olive Oil Defects

Understand an Olive Oil Bottle Label

Olive Oil and Food Pairings

Cooking with Olive Oil

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