Group Olive Oil Tasting

Lakka 84600, Mykonos, Greece

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Mykonos Olive Oil Tasting

I am Anita Zachou! I am an Expert Olive Oil Taster by Jaen University in Spain, Agricultural Engineer & Holistic Wellness Coach. I was born in Athens and I feel very lucky and proud to be Greek. The beauty of Greece is the biggest source of wellness for me.

I come from an olive oil-producing family from Kalamata and since I can remember myself, I was playing around & climbing on some of the millions of olive trees of the Messinian land playing, participating in the harvest, and enjoying my family’s fresh olive oil every year. When I grew up it came naturally for me to study agronomy. My great passion for olive oil and gastronomy led me to seek deeper knowledge and become a professional Olive Oil Taster in 2012. Later on, I was granted a scholarship by the International Olive Council (IOC) to attend the most prestigious olive oil tasting course at the University of Jaen in Spain (UJA), from which I hold the title of Expert in Virgin Olive Oil Tasting.

The Experience

Want to taste Greece?

Take advantage of your stay in Mykonos and learn everything about olive oil. 

During this workshop, you will learn how to smell and taste in order to discover the incredible aromas and flavors of some of the finest Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oils. You will participate in an olive oil tasting experience that will help you understand the true meaning of “extra virgin” as well as how to describe an olive oil correctly with terms such as “fruity”, “bitter” and “spicy”. You will discover how to recognize a defective olive oil from a good one as well as how to pair specific olive oil varieties with different foods in order to transform a simple dish into something extraordinary simply by using the right olive oil.

This workshop also aims to introduce you to the uniqueness of the Mediterranean Diet and all the health & beauty benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO), which can transform your life forever. This is the perfect activity to live and share with your family & friends.

Want to become an Olive Oil Sommelier for a day? Join us!

Your Itinerary

Introduction to Greek olive tree & olive oil

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A short history of Greek olive tree & olive oil.

The basic principles of olive oil tasting and sensory evaluation.

The important elements that characterize an Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Tasting

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The most important Greek olive varieties.

Tasting of 5 Award-winning Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oils from different parts of Greece and 3 olive oils with negative attrivutes, so the group can learn to recognize the differences.

Food pairing

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The basic principles of food pairing.

How to pair different olive oils with specific foods.

Health & wellness

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The basic principles of Mediterranean Diet.

All the benefits of Greek olive oil for healthy, beauty and well-being.

Inclusions

Chicken
Fava
Food Pairing Menu:
Green salad or boiled vegetables salad
Variety of bread, green apples, water
Yogurt or orange

Exclusions

Transport
Wifi

Policies

Cancellation: enable before 1 day(s)
Full fee returned

Mykonos

is a small island in the middle of the Aegean Sea in Greece. It might be small, but carries a big reputation; it is the most famous island of Greece worldwide, a brand name itself. It is the island of mythology, history, unique light and beauty. It is particularly famous for the cosmopolitan atmosphere (favorite holiday destination for billionaires,international movie stars and royalties), the exciting nightlife, the picturesque Cycladic architecture, the magnificent beaches and the neighboring sacred island of Delos. What is not so famous about is its rich culture, local gastronomy, customs and traditions. From folk dances to loom woven fabrics and from cheese & charcuterie making to traditional feasts. Feasts are a custom that dates back to ancient times, originating from the worship of Dionysus, the god of wine and fertility. Despite the modern lifestyle in Mykonos, local people devoutly preserve their folkways. Honoring the tradition of their land, Mykonians have made significant efforts lately to revive the cultivation of olive trees on their island. 

From AUD109

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