Dating back at least 6,000 years, the olive tree has long been considered a symbol of wisdom, fertility, peace and purity. Its oil has been important not only for health and personal grooming but also for lighting and religious ceremonies. Today it is recognised as an essential element in the Mediterranean diet and there is a wider range of Extra Virgin Olive Oils available in the UK than ever before.
So join Nancy Gilchrist for a tutored tasting to find out how they are made, what makes an olive oil ‘Extra Virgin’, and how they come to taste so different. Learn how to recognise true quality and why it is that Italy exports more olive oil than it produces.
Also discover what, according to recent scientific research, olive oil can offer in terms of a genuine natural defence against some of today’s most serious illnesses, including Type 2 diabetes, Alzheimers and cancer.