Crikey, this week has gone quickly! Maybe that’s because I spent it on the shores of the lovely Lake Garda in Italy, where the highlight of the week was …
Or maybe it was the fabulous trip to the Frantoio Montecroce grove where we saw the full production process, tasted gorgeous Extra Virgin Olive Oils and some pretty tasty wines:
Although of course the highlight could also have been the afternoon strolls into Desenzano del Garda for a coffee by the waterside:
Or even tasting over 45 fabulous EVOOs
But I’ve got to confess I suspect the highlight of the week was …
There were 13 of us on the course from: Wales (me!), France, Italy, Argentina, Lithuania, Denmark, France, Spain, Canada, USA, Turkey, China and Australia.
In addition to Olive Oil tasting and learning about production of Extra Virgin Olive Oil from branch to bottle, we had a great cookery demonstration, visited an olive grove and a vineyard and enjoyed a lot of delicious food. A big thank you to the tutors and team at The Olive Oil Academy and I’m looking forward to sharing some of what I’ve learnt with you all in the coming weeks.