Unraveling the Intriguing Aromas of Extra Virgin Olive Oil: A Unique Sensory Experience

23 Oct, 23 | Olive Oil Tasting

ESAO student working on aroma

Hello olive oil enthusiasts!

In every drop of extra virgin olive oil, there is a universe of aromas waiting to be discovered. It's like an olfactory symphony that transports us to sun-drenched olive groves.

But, how can we fully identify and enjoy these aromas?

This is where the fascinating tool known as the "aroma wheel" comes into play.

This guide helps us unravel the nuances and subtleties that make up the aromatic profile of extra virgin olive oil.

What is an Aroma Wheel? 🎡

Imagine a wheel divided into sections, each describing a specific aroma.

From fresh herbal notes to fruity and spicy hints, the aroma wheel provides us with a sensory map to appreciate the nuances of each oil.

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To fully appreciate the aromas of extra virgin olive oil, training in tasting is crucial.

At www.esao.es, you will find courses designed to educate your palate and sense of smell, allowing you to explore and appreciate every drop of this golden elixir.

Students of the Olive Oil Sommelier Certification

Optimized for Your Experience

Our goal is to provide you with the best possible experience when exploring the aromas of extra virgin olive oil.

We leave you here the aroma wheel of ESAO's Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

ESAO Virgin Olive Oil Aroma Wheel.

Training Your Sense of Smell with Fresh Fruit

A fundamental step in this olfactory journey is to train your sense of smell with fresh fruits.

By identifying the aromatic nuances of fruits, you will be better prepared to decipher the subtle aromas of extra virgin olive oil.

Through simple exercises, like inhaling the aromas of citrus and wild fruits, you can sharpen your senses and enjoy an even more enriching experience.

We are increasingly encountering denatured foods, filled with artificial aromas, so it's important to go out into nature and smell everything you can. Familiarize yourself with the scents of the countryside, as Extra Virgin Olive Oil is deeply associated with nature.

When you go shopping, try to choose fresh organic food products, and in any case, smell before you buy. This way, you'll be sensorially training yourself in aromas of vegetables, herbs, tomatoes, artichokes, kiwis, bananas...

In an upcoming article, we will also provide you with the wheel associated with defects.

Join us on this olfactory journey and discover a new world of flavors and aromas in every drop of extra virgin olive oil!

Click here if you want more information about it Olive Oil Sommelier Certification

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