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Evo - Extra virgin olive oil (basic course)
Olive oil courses

  • partially accessible

  • dinner

  • bus

  • Duration 12.0

Extra virgin olive oil is a product that is used every day in Mediterranean cuisine, not only in the preparation of savory recipes, but also in desserts. Although it is also becoming increasingly popular abroad, the properties of a quality olive oil as well as the correct storage and use in the kitchen are almost unknown.

The speaker, a qualified olive oil taster (C.O.I. method), will introduce you to the wonderful world of olive oil. The seminar, which takes place at the time of the olive harvest (October - November), is rounded off by a visit to an oil mill and lunch with extra virgin olive oil.

Seminar topics:

  • Olive oil production in the Mediterranean: past and present
  • The production of extra virgin olive oil: traditional method and modern method
  • Cold-pressed? What the label tells us
  • Olive oil tasting techniques
  • Tasting: 4 different olive oils


  • Visit to an oil mill (with tasting)


  • Pairing olive oil with food
  • Cooking with olive oil
  • How to find high quality olive oil in the market
  • Tasting: 4 different olive oils


  • Lunch with different olive oils
  • Guided walking tour Lucca

Tastings: 14 extra virgin olive oils

Duration: 12.0 hours

Price: 320.00 €

The fee includes: two units of the seminar of 2.5 hours each, didactic material, tastings as per program, visit to an olive oil mill, a restaurant lunch and a guided tour of Lucca.