L’Orciolo d’Oro, the first professional competition dedicated to extra virgin olive oil, born in Italy and the oldest in the world, took shape in the second half of the 1980s from an idea by Marta Cartoceti bringing together a small group of enthusiasts, producers, restaurateurs and oenologists who, constituting an “amateur” jury, started what in 1991, with a jury made up exclusively of professional tasters registered in the registers or lists of tasters on the basis of current regulations, belonging to the various associations of tasters, it will become a professionally recognized reality in the olive growing world.
The competition aims to enhance the best olive oil production in the world, promoting the knowledge of excellent extra virgin olive oil.
Our professionals from 10 different countries
In this Edition there will be an International Jury made up of professional tasters registered in the Register or List of tasters, belonging to the different taster associations, to accurately and professionally sanction the best oil in the Northern Hemisphere.
As a sensorial analyst, she has extensive international experience in the formation of panel groups for the tasting of virgin olive oils and is called to perform blended among extra virgin oils to obtain products with certain peculiarities, both in Italy and abroad.
David Noy has been CEO of the Shan Oil House in Israel for 9 years.
He was also Panel Leader in the Northern Tasting Panel of the Olive Organization in Israel.
Selin Ertür graduated from Bilkent University in 1996 and attended the Masters in Oliveculture and Elaiotechnics at the University of Perugia in the Faculty of Agriculture.
She is a professional olive oil taster and producer, with 17 years of professional experience in the olive sector.
Nicholas is an international olive oil expert, a trainer, speaker and co-founder of Grove and Vine, a personalized service for the supply of olive oil.
Alexis Kerner, born in Philadelphia, is an expert olive oil taster who has resided in Seville, Spain for almost 20 years. She received her undergraduate in Environmental Science from Connecticut College and her title as Expert Olive Oil Taster from the International Olive Council and the University of Jaen in Spain.
Adina Petrioli is a olive oil producer in Firenze and a olive oil lover. In 2001 she obtained the Certification of Professional Taster in O.N.A.O.O. She also has the certificate as “panel test member” issued by the Panel Chief Dott. Marco Mugelli (CCIAA of Florence) and the certificate of suitability to be a Panel Chief.
She is enrolled in the official register of the Italian Professional Taster since 2012.
Silvia is member of numerous panels as DOP Chianti Classico Commission, the Consorzio LAUDEMIO and the former CCIAA Commission in Florence.
Nobuyuki Hayashi is a japanese olive oil taster: he studied also in Italy and he had some experiences in the university research field.
In this period of his career, he is doing consultancy work for numerous Sol Levante companies in the agri-food field and he is dealing with some teaching activities linked to the sensory analyses of food.
Remind that the application is open to all the oil producers who produce extra virgin olive oils classified with the criteria of CE 2568/91 rules (and following modification) and 510/06 rules.
“A concentrate of stubbornness and experience that has made L’Orciolo d’Oro lasts for 27 years and confirms itself as one of the international reference competitions for the fans of green gold and the operators of the sector.”
“The oldest competition dedicated to quality extra virgin oils.”
“It is one of the most authoritative competitions at national and international level and sees in competition the best extra virgin olive oils that are examined by a jury composed of professional tasters selected throughout Italy.”
“The Orciolo d’Oro is an important national competition of extra virgin olive oils that has now gained visibility to credibility both in Italy and in the world, which every year more and more companies from the olive sector participate.”
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The first professional competition dedicated to extra virgin olive oil, born in Italy and the oldest in the world.