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Masterclass of Extra Vergin Olive Oil

Lucca, Italy

Experience hosted by Andrea

2 hoursHosted in Italian and English
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Up to 10 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

The lesson on extra virgin olive oil will consist in transferring my knowledge of oil and the basic tasting techniques so that the person is able to understand when an oil of quality:


• OLIVE HISTORY

• WHERE THE CULTIVATION AND BIOLOGY IN THE FIELD MEET

• EXTRACTION METHODS / REGIONAL OILS


• QUALITY?

• MERITS and DEFECTS

• HEALTH BENEFITS


• COMBINATION OF OIL/FOOD

• TASTING TECHNIQUE

. COMPARISON OF 5 OILS OF DIFFERENT ORIGINS
Other things to note
Duration :
2 hours

What's included

  • Equipment
    Tasting kit: special glass,

Meet your host, Andrea

Host on Airbnb since 2012
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local chamber of commerce of Lucca, and in 2015 I was included in the national register of Virgin and Extra-Virgin Olive Oil experts. I carry out olive oil tasting at international cooking schools, as well as in Asia.
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From $35
/ person
No dates available

Where you'll be

The Masterclass will take place in Tenuta San Giovanni, Lucca, in winter months. The course will be in the "great hall of the fireplace", while in summer months it will be in the pool house facing the pool. You will touch the olive trees with your hands and you will learn and fall into the world of oil. The duration of the experience is 2 hours.
 
Adrien
August 2020
We waited 20 minutes at the beginning for Andrea to come and during the experience he spent 45 min+ on the phone doing something else. Most of our time we were just on our own The price doesn't match the value of the experience. Andrea was multitasking and only dedicated fully 35-40min to us in a 2H experience
We waited 20 minutes at the beginning for Andrea to come and during the experience he spent 45 min+ on the phone doing something else. Most of our time we were just on our own The…
William
October 2019
I thought I had a fairly good understanding of olive oils but I was mistaken. Andrea explained the many differences that exist within the same country. The tastings were fantastic. I won't say I have any kind of expertise but I do have a deeper understanding of what to look for in an oil, and how to taste the differences. This was great.
I thought I had a fairly good understanding of olive oils but I was mistaken. Andrea explained the many differences that exist within the same country. The tastings were fantastic…
Imogen
October 2019
This is a great opportunity when your in Tuscany. He is very knowledgeable and happily doesn't push the sale of his own product. We liked trying the different oils, even some from Spain so you understand quality. Outstanding hospitality.
Brad & Cheryle
September 2019
Andrea’s insight acquired from his Masterclass was accurate and appreciated. The experience provides three essentials of Olives, theory, history & practical. It’s when you participate with the hands-on portion the gained knowledge shines.
Jara
September 2019
Really nice experience! Andrea knows a lot about olive oil and tasting and he shows a lot of passion. We really have some basic understanding now on how to recognize a good olive oil. Many thanks Andrea! :D
Elena
August 2019
The tasting with Andrea was very interesting and I recommend it surely! I learned a lot about the olive oil origin, production and usage. But the best of all was the tasting. Andrea has a great knowledge and he explained everything clearly. Furthermore he convinced with his courtesy and hospitality.
The tasting with Andrea was very interesting and I recommend it surely! I learned a lot about the olive oil origin, production and usage. But the best of all was the tasting. Andre…

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.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.