This tasting session is dedicated to the best extra virgin olive oils from Spain for this current 2017/2018 harvest. Spain is the largest producer of Olive Oil in the Mediterranean area but it is now also earning reputation for its high quality oils. The workshop is fun and is great to introduce yourself to the world of Olive Oils. We will go through these points: What is Extra Virgin Olive Oil? History of the Olive tree and Olive Oil. Olive Oil in the world, UK and Spain. The Olive Tree and the olive: cultivation, harvest, production, storage, labelling. Commercial categories. How to assess the quality by tasting the oil: positive and negative attributes. Healthy benefits of the Extra Virgin Olive Oil as part of the Mediterranean Diet. EVOO tasting and food pairing. We will finalise tasting minimum 6 oils and learning some tips on how to pair with different food!
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.