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Olive oil is everywhere, on your salad, on your steak and on your bread. So it is only natural to want to explore its origins, complex flavours and preparations further.

In this masterclass, with the guidance of a qualified Olive Oil taster, we will be talking about Olive Oil as a category of food, its long and often troubled history, its classification methods, varieties and preparation methods.

We will, of course, be tasting over 10 different Olive Oils during this process, from faulty batches to internationally awarded oils.

You will leave knowing full well the difference between Arbequina, Picual, Hojiblanca and Cornicabra oils and understand how to pair it correctly with food.

Most importantly, it is a fun experience discovering fruity aromas, challenging your taste buds and experiencing olive oil as never before.

We will provide the selection of olive oils for tasting on the day. It is very important that you do not wear makeup or perfume on the day. Please also try not to smoke before the workshop or drink coffee before the workshop too. This is important because studies have shown that it can significantly impact your tasting perception experience!

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What you need

Equipment: Try bring a pen and paper pad with you to help keep track of your tastes, notes and memories!

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Next class

Friday 06 December at 11:00 to 17:00

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Cancellation Policy

You may cancel this booking up to 5 days and 0 hours in advance.

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Find your way there

Voltaire Road, London SW4 6DH, UK

The Host

Mar & Elena recently created the Spanish Olive Oil School to educate all those interested, chefs and foodies about the attributes of good Spanish olive oil. They run short but sweet tasting sessions helping all to discover the wonders of Spanish olive oil.

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