elenianna.com is pleased to announce the beginning of the collaboration with Expert Olive Oil Taster Anita Zachou. From now on, Anita Zachou will be responsible for the quality evaluation of all the olive oil samples received by our company, ensuring that the extra virgin olive oil that our customers buy from us meets all the quality criteria but also offers a high tasting experience synonymous with elenianna.com quality.
We are also very happy to launch a new service. The online Olive Oil Tasting for our customers who will buy from three or more different varieties of extra virgin olive oil. Customers who will buy three different varieties of extra virgin olive oil will have the opportunity to put in their basket an online tasting seminar for these varieties with Anita Zachou.
Olive oil is the cornerstone of the Mediterranean Diet and a key component of the daily diet, generously offering its multiple health benefits and unique taste. This olive juice is rich in nutrients and the healthiest condiment able to spice up any culinary creation.
Really, who can imagine a life without the extra virgin olive oil?
But are all olive oils the same? Do they all offer health benefits and unique taste? Do all olive oils pair well with all foods? How sure are you that you know how to choose quality olive oil and use it properly in your kitchen? How well do you know if the olive oil you buy corresponds to the money you pay?
This webinar aims to give you all the information you need to know to:
• choose quality olive oil for yourself and your family
• combine its different varieties with food and create unique dishes
• cook with it properly while maintaining its beneficial health properties
• store it in such a way that it retains its positive properties for a longer period
- Olive oil Categories
- Olive oil quality criteria & organoleptic analysis of virgin olive oils (method, positive properties and defects)
- Olive oil tasting (3 or more extra virgin olive oils and 2 defectives)
- Olive oil and Gastronomy
- Storage - Preservation of Olive Oil
- Myths and truths about extra virgin olive oil
Participants will receive at their homes:
- The extra virgin olive oils they will buy plus two defective samples.
- Olive oil tasting glasses from biodegradable material and a table mat.
- Instructions for setting up the tasting.
- Certificate of attendance.
Duration: 1.5-2.5 hours
(depending on the number of olive oils to be tested)
Cost: 50 euros per person
Anita Zachou is an agronomist, expert olive taster, and holistic wellness coach. Offers seminars and webinars, consulting to producers and oil mills, develops olive oil blends, is a judge in international olive oil competitions, olive oil tourism consultant, trainer to culinary professionals, content creator for social media & blogs, writer, and educator.
She comes from a family of olive oil producers from Kalamata and since she can remember herself she was playing around one of the millions of olive trees of the Messinian land, participating in the harvest and enjoying every year the fresh olive oil of her family.
Her great passion for olive oil and gastronomy led her to seek deeper knowledge and become a certified olive oil taster in 2012. A few years later she was granted a scholarship from the International Olive Council to attend the most recognized education in the world in olive oil tasting at the University of Jaen in Andalusia, Spain, from which she holds the title of Expert in Virgin Olive Oil Tasting. She had worked for twenty years in multinational companies as Director of Education before deciding to follow her calling. To move permanently to Mykonos, to teach, offer guidance and inspire people to live a healthier, happier, and longer life by adopting the Mediterranean lifestyle and consuming high quality extra virgin olive oil. She is the founder of Mykonos Olive Tasting an educational and consulting company based in Mykonos and provides seminars and workshops on Olive Oil Tasting and Olive Oil Gastronomy, the Mediterranean Diet, Holistic Health, Beauty and Wellness to foreign visitors, consumers, children, olive oil traders, and culinary professionals.
Her mission is to share her knowledge and experience on the value, quality, the right choice, and the multiple health benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and the Mediterranean Diet by creating their ambassadors in different parts of the world.
She believes that learning to taste, evaluate and choose olive oil is one of the most important knowledge that one can offer himself since olive oil is not only the most important daily cooking ingredient of our kitchen but also a unique health, beauty and wellness elixir.
"Consuming high-quality extra virgin olive oil is not a luxury, it is your daily right to health, beauty, and wellness, it is an act of self-care."