In this first level, 3-day course, we will examine the history and cultivation of the olive tree and delve into harvest and methods used in olive oil production. We will taste samples from around the world and learn to recognize olive oil defects and sensory attributes.

Executive Director, Olive Oil Sommelier Certification program: Curtis Cord, publisher of Olive Oil Times and president of the New York International Olive Oil Competition.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
  • Olive tree history, cultivation and harvesting
  • Production and processing
  • Grades and standards
  • Sensory assessment
  • Introduction to olive oil chemistry
  • Olive cultivars
  • Olive oil defects and positive attributes
  • Shelf-life and quality management
  • Advanced tasting techniques and food pairing
TUITION INCLUDES
  • Application fee
  • Books and supplies
  • Certified cobalt tasting glass
  • Certificate of completion at course end

Note: Olive Oil Sommelier Certification is a two-course comprehensive, certification series. Completion of both courses is required for certification. Click here for information on Course 2.

About Olive Oil Times Education Lab:

The Olive Oil Times Education Lab supports projects that foster a greater understanding of olive oil through collaborative initiatives with partner organizations. Olive Oil Times is an independent online publication, and the leading source of olive oil industry news and information.

CLASS SCHEDULES

10/02/2017

10/04/2017 – $1,400
Mon-Wed 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 866.318.2433. Although the International Culinary Center is accredited by the ACCSC, this course does not fall within the scope of the commission’s accreditation. This non-professional course is designed for personal enrichment and is not intended to qualify a student for employment.

UPCOMING CLASSES

Aug 2017

CULINARY TECHNIQUES


08/07/2017 -

09/22/2017 – $5,750
Mon, Wed, Fri 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

HOMEMADE PIZZA


08/19/2017 -

08/19/2017 – $175
Sat 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

WINEOLOGY: WINES OF THE IBERIAN PENINSULA


08/21/2017 -

09/11/2017 – $1200
Mon & Wed 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

ESSENTIALS OF ITALIAN COOKING


08/28/2017 -

09/01/2017 – $1,550
Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sep 2017

FUNDAMENTALS OF WINE


09/22/2017 -

09/24/2017 – $985
Fri & Sat 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sun 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Oct 2017

OLIVE OIL SOMMELIER CERTIFICATION: COURSE ONE


10/02/2017 -

10/04/2017 – $1,400
Mon-Wed 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

ESSENTIALS OF PASTRY ARTS


10/02/2017 -

10/06/2017 – $1,550
Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

OLIVE OIL SOMMELIER CERTIFICATION: COURSE TWO


10/05/2017 -

10/07/2017 – $1,400
Thur-Sat 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

WINEOLOGY: WINES OF GERMANY AND EASTERN EUROPE


10/09/2017 -

10/23/2017 – $998
Mon & Wed 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Nov 2017

CHOCOLATE CANDY & CONFECTIONS


11/27/2017 -

12/06/2017 – $950
Mon, Wed, Fri 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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