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Advanced Sensory Evaluation of Olive Oil Certificate Course

Sep 16, 2014

Essential for the professional buyer, importer, category manager, and producer, this advanced course will address official methods of the International Olive Council as well as protocols used by major food and beverage companies. The compact three-day course is packed with smelling, tasting and other opportunities to hone your evaluation skills.


Master Milling Certificate Course

Oct 09, 2014

Experience the best olive oil milling course in the United States at UC Davis, presented by the UC Davis Olive Center at the Robert Mondavi Institute.


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"Packaging Influences on Olive Oil Quality" New Report from the UC Davis Olive Center

Aug 20, 2014

"Extra virgin olive oil is a fresh juice extracted from olive fruits. As with other fruit juices, the freshness and flavor quality of olive oil diminish with time, and the rate of deterioration is influenced by packaging type. To maximize shelf stability, the ideal packaging material would prevent light and air penetration, and the oils would be stored in the dark at 16 –18 °C (61 – 64 °F)."

Dan Flynn on NYC Radio Station Discussing Olive Oil Consumer Tips

Jul 01, 2014

UC Davis Olive Center director Dan Flynn was interviewed on Heritage Radio yesterday in NYC, talking about olive oil in the US and consumer tips. Check out Heritage Radio for in-depth coverage of food news you cannot get anywhere else!

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