Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort is the first of its kind in the world. Here the privilege of living in the luxury of a Renaissance estate in the heart of Mugello is combined with the sensory pleasures that excellence in Olive Oil provides. This excellence is determined by the careful cultivation of century-old olive groves and by olives that are cold extracted in our olive mill. With cruet in hand come and savor different Olive Oils during an Olive Oil Tasting Seminar in the Oleoteca. The Oleoteca is a unique place where we have developed methods for the production and preservation of olive oil that have been adopted by award winning restaurants around the world. Would you like to know more about what is happening at the Villa Campestri Oleoteca? Continue reading.
The sensory seminar in Oil tasting that we offer at the Villa Campestri Oleoteca revives traces of a forgotten age-old culture which now flourishes thanks to the studies and perseverance of the owner of Villa Campestri, Paolo Pasquali. During the seminar you will learn how to smell, taste, and observe in order to discover the incredible flavors of fine Olive Oils. You will learn the true meaning of “extra virgin” as well as how to describe it correctly with terms such as “fruity”, “bitter”, and “spicy”. You will discover how to recognize a defective Oil from a good one as well as how to correctly combine specific Olive Oils with different foods in order to transform a simple dish into something extraordinary – simply by using the right Oil.
During the oil tasting seminar as well as in the L’Olivaia Restaurant you may happen to notice an interesting dispenser. This dispenser is OliveToLive – a patented apparatus created by Paolo Pasquali that preserves the organoleptic properties of Olive Oil so that its flavor will always seem freshly pressed.
This exclusive system of Olive Oil preservation can be found in the most exclusive Restaurants of the world. It is quickly becoming a worldwide treasure chest of quality Olive Oil.
After you have learned to appreciate the sensory properties of Olive Oil in the Oleoteca, you can continue your journey into the culture of Olive Oil by savoring the dishes of our Restaurant L’Olivaia. Here you will find menus that only offer excellence. Would you like to take a look at a menu?
How about Fresh Nettle Dumplings with Cosimo’s Olive Oil served on a fondue of grana cheese or Fan-shaped Duck Breast playfully prepared with 3 different Olive Oils and caramelized shallots?
Complete your full immersion in the world of Olive Oil with a visit to the century-old olive grove of the Villa. Our Olives are cultivated organically; they are hand harvested and then crushed the same day in our Oil mill.
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If you make reservations now for an unforgettable vacation on the gentle Tuscan hills and a sensory olive oil tasting experience, you will receive a 5% discount. (Please insert the following code – #degustazioneolio – when you make a reservation for the Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tasting Seminar).