Private olive oil tasting

Mykonos, Cyclades

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Mykonos Olive Oil Tasting

I am Anita Zachou, 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 participate in an olive oil tasting workshop from the comfort of your villa or yacht?  We offer private tasting sessions on the location that is most convenient & pleasant for you. 

By attending this amazing and informative private olive oil tasting session your life will change forever. You will be able to evaluate the quality of olive oil you've been served in the restaurants you visit in every part of the world. Plus you will discover the secrets behind the Mediterranean Diet, holistic health & beauty and treat yourself with a variety of the most premium, award-winning and delicious Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oils (EVOO).

During the session, you are going to taste many different extra virgin olive oils, learn how to recognize a real EVOO from an adulterated or rancid oil, experience the different tastes of oils based on different olive varieties, growing and storing conditions. If you would love to experience an olive oil and food pairing activity and learn how to pair specific olive oils with different foods (in order to transform a simple dish into something extraordinary simply by using the right olive oil), we can work together with your private chef ad create an unforgettable gastronomic experience.

Our completely customizable tasting events are also a perfect idea if you want to surprise someone with an authentic and unforgettable activity that smells...Greece!

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 attributes, 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 & beauty benefits of olive oil

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The basic principles of Mediterranean Diet.

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

Inclusions

8 Greek olive oils
Small portions of specific foods for olive oil pairing

Exclusions

Food & drinks
Transport

Policies

Cancellation: enable before 7 day(s)
50% of total fee. Full refund 7+ day cancellation.

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. 

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Things To Do Near By

Delos Island

146 Visit one of the most important mythological, historical, and archaeological sites in Greece.

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Agios Sostis

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