For Greeks, Olive Oil is a main culinary ingredient, health, and beauty remedy since ancient times. Homer called it “Liquid Gold” and Hippocrates the “Great Healer” where he used it in more than 60 different treatments. Olive Oil is deeply related to the Greek culture and Orthodox religion and it is the cornerstone of the Cretan Diet, known all over the world as the Mediterranean Diet.
More than 100 different olive varietals are thriving in the fertile land of the country with Koroneiki being the most famous & cultivated varietal not only in Greece (60 percent of the production) but all over the world due to its high adaptability and oil production.
Olive oil is not just “one product”, it has different quality categories, varieties, and intensities. Every variety has a different aromatic and gustatory profile, different intensities of fruity, bitter, and spicy and this is the reason that not all varieties pair perfectly with all the foods.
Tasting the flavors of a good extra virgin olive oil is pure enjoyment for the senses! Some of the aromas of the Greek olive varieties include freshly-cut grass, green olive, artichoke, tomato & tomato leaf, olive leaf, green, bitter or ripe almond, walnut, green & ripe banana, green or ripe apple, pear, chamomile, wildflowers, thyme, basil, rosemary, and arugula.
Are you ready to awaken your senses and discover a new world?
Are you an olive oil lover?
This kit is all you need in order to learn how to taste olive oil and to enjoy the Greek olive oil varieties.
Take a gustatory trip around Greece by tasting eight olive oil varieties from every corner of the country. Experience their distinct aromas and flavors and learn:
- How to taste olive oil
- what are the positive and negative attributes of olive oil
- information about each variety
- the food pairings of each variety
This eco-friendly olive oil tasting kit is for two people and includes:
- 8 glass bottles (30ml) of the following varieties:
- Chondrolia Chalkidikis
- Lianolia of Corfu
16 biodegradable tasting glasses with paper lids
1 official IOC accredited red tasting glass with glass lid
2 table mats
1 booklet with tasting instructions
All are carefully placed and packed in a premium wooden box, perfect for your family or corporate gifts.
The inspiration and EVOO selection of this kit is by Expert Olive Oil Taster Anita Zachou (www.anitazachou.com) and the curation by Elenianna.
Some words from Anita:
“This olive oil tasting kit is the result of my passion and appreciation for extra virgin olive oil and of my lifetime commitment to creating ambassadors of Greek olive oil worldwide through my tasting seminars in Mykonos Olive Oil Tasting (www.mykonosoliveoiltasting.com). It has dominated my dreams for the last three years and I am extremely happy to be able finally to share it with you and to introduce to people around the world the amazing aromas and flavors of eight different olive varieties from Greece. I have tasted more than 70 olive oils to select the varieties included in this tasting kit. Each variety has a different aromatic and gustatory profile and behind it, there is the great passion, hard work, determination, and expertise of a talented producer. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did! I want to thank Elenianna for always sharing the same vision with me and for making my dreams come true!”