Besides evaluating the general characteristics, a tasting reveals and identifies the extraordinary variety of flavours, which include the smells and tastes. We have listed below some of the most commonly found in premium extra virgin olive oils:
-Vegetal: artichoke, asparagus, chicory, herbs (mint, parsley, thyme, oregano, basil, coriander, lemon grass), lettuce, rocket, tomato, watercress
-Fruits: apple, banana, avocado, lemon, orange, peach, pineapple, strawberry
-Nuts: almond, pine nut, walnut
-Spices: pepper, chili, garlic, curry, radish,
Olive oil schools
A number of organizations provide tasting classes to increase your knowledge of premium extra virgin olive oils. We have listed below a number of organizations specialized in tasting courses in Spain, Italy, the US and in the UK depending on demand. Please contact us if you are interested in attending tasting classes in the UK and we would be pleased to assist you.