Taste olive oil
Follow these 5 steps to taste the oil:
Step 1 Casting
Pour a little bit of olive oil into a glass.
Step 2 Swirl
Move the oil around the glass to heat it up, releasing aromas and flavors.
Step 3 Inhale
Smell the oil ... is it mild or highly scented?
Step 4 Slurp
Cover your mouth with the oil to taste.
Step 5 To swallow
Do you have to cough after tasting or do you get an itchin the throat, then it is a good quality olive oil.
Aromas to watch out for:
- Green / grassy
- Olive leaf
- Tomato leaf
These are the flavors you don't want to find in your oil.
- Fermented / Yeast
- Mold / Earthy
In a real tasting, small darkened glasses are used for the olive oil tastings. Darkened so that the color does not affect your appreciation for the oil.
Usually a tasting starts with the light oil, followed by a medium and ending with a robust olive oil.