The tasting of typical local products - olive oil, wine, cheese - are highlights of a trip to Tuscany.
To transform volatile impressions into lasting experience, however, it takes knowledge and skills. Our food and wine seminars provide this.
Food experts will help you to become familiar with the main products of Tuscan cuisine. An entertaining travel experience that you can take home.
In the Mediterranean diet olive oil is an all purpose grease that is used not only for the preparation of savory dishes but also for desserts. Because of its repeatedly proven importance for a healthy diet, in recent years it has increasingly conquered foreign markets. To many consumers, however, the criteria for high-quality olive oil are as unknown as its proper storage and use in cooking.
Guided by a professional olive oil taster ( COI method), member of the olive oil panel of Slow Food (Lucca) you will learn in an entertaining way about the fascinating world of olive oil.
The following topics are on the program:
About history: the cultivation of olives in the Meditteranean area
The production of olive oil: traditional and modern procedures
What the label tells us - and what not
Which oil for what food: the use of olive oil in modern cooking
How to taste olive oil
The highlight of the seminar is a guided tasting of 3 - 4 different olive oils, in which you are introduced to the amazing variety of different tastes and flavors.
: 1.5-2 hours
Area: Lucca, Florence
Price per person: 2 people = 85 € p.p.; 3 people = 60 € p. p.; 4 people = 45 € p.p.; 5 people = 40 € p.p.; 6 -7 people = 35 € p.p.; 8 -9 people = 30 € p.p.; 10 - 11 people = 25 € p.p.; 12 - 13 people = 20 € p.p.; 14 - 20 people = 18 € p.p.; 21 - 25 people = 15 € p.p.
Our olive oil seminars take place in carefully selected wine stores. During the period of the olive harvest (November 1 - December 15th) the seminar can be enriched by the visit of an oil mill.
The seminars can also be held in the context of incentive programs, and we also offer evening seminars in hotels or farms. We will gladly make you an customized offer.