International Masterclass for olive oil tasters

Can be attended with every level of preparation.

Sensory analysis in a Panel Room is first of all a meeting of people who seek and share emotions and culture.

International Masterclass for olive oil tasters

From 2 to 4 days journey in the world of sensory analysis of EVOO. Train your active skills with a full immersion among the best EVOO in the world chosen by Leone d’Oro International panel.

The masterclasses focus in olive oil Culture, high quality standards, sensory evaluation, Italian and foreign mono-varietal oils and IOC codified defects.

The WINTER masterclass will take place in Brescia city, in the middle of Lombardy (near Orio al Serio Airport, but even Milano Linate and Verona) in a recognised professional Panel Room , and will be with max 15 participants.

The SUMMER Masterclass will be held on Lake Garda, at the headquarters of O’Live & Italy in TOSCOLANO MADERNO (BS)

To guide you through this sensory experience is the Panel Leader Maria Paola Gabusi, for more than 15 years engaged in discovering and enhancing the best oils in the world. Every day you will taste different samples from Leone d’Oro International Competition.

Each masterclass is different, the samples tasted will be different and the topics will integrate from time to time according to the requests of the participants (international buyers, producers, tasters, simple fans).

These Masterclasses will be held in Italian or English.

Next masterclasses 2024:

ITALIAN only MASTERCLASS 5-6-7 January 2024

ENGLISH only MASTERCLASS 8-9-10 January 2024

Cost 800 EURO entry before 1st of october 2023

Cost 1000 EURO after the 1 october 2023

ENTRIES CLOSE: at 15 participants / the 30th of November

You can do both courses, the samples tasted will be different (20% discount on the total). Of course you need to understand both italian & english :-)

Masterclass locations :

July: O’Live & Italy headquarter – Via Firenze 10, 25088 Toscolano Maderno (Bs) Maripa whatsapp +39-3478784699

January: New Panel Room – Via M.Tirandi, 6 – 25128 Brescia- Italy Maripa whatsapp +39-3478784699

The amount includes

  • Scientific articles and support material digitalized
  • Leone d’Oro notebook and pen
  • use of the Leone d’Oro’ software for the evaluations
  • 3 days and 3 afternoons of teaching
  • 3 lunches with food/oil pairing (included)
  • certificate of attendance
  • professional tasting glass
  • final toast

Methods of payment

  • 50% of the amount must be paid upon registration
  • the remaining 50% at least 7 days before the course
  • The registration form and a copy of the bank transfers should be sent by email to

The amount not includes

  • accommodation
  • dinners
  • everything not expressly mentioned under “‘The amount of the course include”

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