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SlowFood-Olive Oil Fundamental Knowledge

Todi, Italy

Experience hosted by Claudia

3 hoursHosted in English and Italian
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes food

What you'll do

We organise tutorials on fundamental knowledge of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO):
1) The history of olive trees and Olive Oil starting from Fenicians, Romans to modern times. How ancient populations where capable to understand the quality also in those years .
2)Olive oils production in the world and explanation of cultivated varieties (Cultivars)
3)How olive oils are classified in accordance to International regulations
4)How to read the labels, try to avoid misleading advertising, get to know how to choose best quality products.
5)How to use EVOO while cooking and associated risks (smoke point temperature).
6) Specific session on EVOO tasting during which participants are taught the main principles on how to appreciate the qualities of a good Extra Virgin Olive Oil and how to use it in combination with gourmet or day to day food
7)Visit to a nearby olive grove with explanations of the various coulivars and cultivation technique
8)Visit to our proprietary modern oil mill to understand what are the various phases for processing olives with the aim to produce a vey High Standard Extra Virgin Olive Oil and comparison with old and now obsolete techniques.
Other things to note
Experience suitable to those keen to learn what is behind EVOO . Although in a short time we will learn, a lot on the importance of this nutracetic product, will taste oils of various parts of Italy
We organise tutorials on fundamental knowledge of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO):
1) The history of olive trees and Olive Oil starting from Fenicians, Romans to modern times. How ancient populations where capable to understand the quality also in those years .
2)Olive oils production in the world and explanation of cultivated varieties (Cultivars)
3)How olive oils are classified in accordance to International regulations
4)How…

What's included

  • Food
    Terminate the tour with a hands on tasting experience!

Meet your host, Claudia

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 48 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a active member of Slow Food an Olive Oil Sommelier: also my husband is an Olive Oil Sommelier graduated from Fondazione Italiana Sommelier. My husband is also a professional Olive Oil official taster registered in the national register of experts qualified for a professional tasting of Olive Oils. We are producers of High-Quality EVOO and owners of aa farm particularly vacated for the cultivation of Olive trees. We own more that 4500 trees in 15 Hectares In the area of Todi (Perugia). We hold the Slow Food Presidium for one of the oldest variety of olive oil "Moraiolo" and are part of the Slow Food Itinerary of Transameria.
I am a active member of Slow Food an Olive Oil Sommelier: also my husband is an Olive Oil Sommelier graduated from Fondazione Italiana Sommelier. My husband is also a professional Olive Oil official taster registered in the national register of experts qualified for a professional tasting of Olive Oils. We are producers of High-Quality EVOO and owners of aa farm particularly vacated for the cultivation of Olive trees. We own more that 4500 trees in 15 Hectares In the area of Todi (Perugia). We…
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In partnership with Slow Food

Slow Food approved
This experience is crafted in accordance with the principles of Slow Food, ensuring that it is delicious, socially responsible and ecologically sustainable.


Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization, founded in 1989 to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions and counteract the rise of fast food culture. Since its founding, it has grown into a global movement working to ensure that everyone has access to good, clean and fair food. Your contribution, in addition to supporting the host, will help Slow Food to implement projects worldwide to empower local communities, promote artisan farmers and producers, and support school gardens and education projects.

Where you'll be

Lessons, tasting and bruschetta will take place in the premises of Azienda Agraria Passo della Palomba. We will visit one Olive Grove and our Modern Olive Mill located few steps away form where we will do the lessons.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 48 reviews.

Julie
September 2019
Very pleasant environment and very good way to learn a lot about olive oil! Claudia and Sandro are very good hosts and have a pride in producing a lot of different olive oils (and other products). Sandro is an olive oil somelier that has expert knowledge and he has a good way to transfer his knowledge. Tasting course was accompanied with brilliant food. Overal definitely 5 stars!
Very pleasant environment and very good way to learn a lot about olive oil! Claudia and Sandro are very good hosts and have a pride in producing a lot of different olive oils (and…
Floris
September 2019
Very nice olive oil tasting experience. The host really had a lot of knowledge about the subject. The experience consists of both theory and practice. We learned techniques for tasting olive oil and recognising good and bad quality oil by taste, smell, label etc. All my expectations for this experience were met, we had some really good food and wine and the farm was beautiful. Claudia and Sandro are both really friendly open people that made is feel very comfortable and welcome in their home. I would recommend this to anyone! Kind regards, Floris and Julie
Very nice olive oil tasting experience. The host really had a lot of knowledge about the subject. The experience consists of both theory and practice. We learned techniques for ta…
Erin
August 2019
Absolutely wonderful! Learning from Sandro was like spending an afternoon with a professor of olive oil. We saw the olive groves, learned how to smell and taste olive oil like a professional including brushing up on our biochemistry and ate delicious food prepared by the lovely Claudia.
Absolutely wonderful! Learning from Sandro was like spending an afternoon with a professor of olive oil. We saw the olive groves, learned how to smell and taste olive oil like a pr…
Martie
June 2019
This was a fantastic experience, interesting and very informative. The tasting of olive oils with wine and food was brilliant. It changed how we valued and judged the Italian food culture completely.
Louis
June 2019
Sandro and Claudia are wonderful and knowledgeable hosts who blend their passion for olive oil with their passion to teach others. This is truly a unique experience that will forever change how we use and buy olive oil.
Alexandra
June 2019
Wonderful experience. You will never see olive oil the same after this. Breathtakingly beautiful place and very warmhearted and professional hosts. Outstanding produce.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

We will provide all that is necessary therefore only adequate shoes and cloths to walk on an olive grove