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Sensory Experiences | Print |  E-mail

Extra-virgin Olive Oil tasting experiences.

How do you recognize good olive oil? What is the difference between fruity, bitter and spicy taste? Which oil goes better with fish and which exalts the flavour of meat? How do you keep olive oil so that its flavour remains intact over time?

In the famous Villa Campestri Oleoteca you can discover your hidden talent by taking a short olive oil tasting course. Our expert will show you how to warm special ampoules containing small quantities of oil in your hands so that you can appreciate its fragrance, and then teach you to recognize the organoleptic characteristics of the oil by tasting it using special ceramic spoons. You'll discover, for example, that the sensory profile of our oil is characterized by a deep intensity of the three main sensory descriptors of extra-virgin olive oils: ‘green fruity’, ‘bitter’ and ‘spicy’, with hints of artichoke and almond.

The course then continues by touching on the main points of olive history and their symbolic and health-giving properties, and finally concludes, for those who wish to, with a walk through the olive groves to discover the organic production methods of our estate.

The length is about 60 minutes and the cost is € 50.00 per person.
 

 
 
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Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort
Via di Campestri 19/22
50039 Vicchio di Mugello (Firenze)
Tel. +39.0558490107
Fax +39.0558490108
villa.campestri@villacampestri.it
P.IVA 04277830487