Why become an Olive Oil Expert?

Why become an olive oil sector through the Olive Oil School of Spain Certifications Our Certifications respond at all times to the concerns and needs of the olive oil sector professionals. We seek to place at your disposal the most important developments in knowledge in all related to the olive oil complete value chain. The Olive Oil Sector is currently booming, with a trend of growth on an international scale. In line with this growth, there is greater competitiveness. Growing and even staying in the olive oil markets requires professionalization. Professionalization involves the training of professionals who work or want to work in this sector.   What benefits do I…

ESAO Awards

ESAO Awards Ceremony 2019

The ESAO Awards Ceremony 2019 will be framed within the Cultural & Gastronomic EVOO Days organised by Casa Mediterráneo   Casa Mediterráneo will host the delivery of the ESAO Awards, the prizes sponsored by the Olive Oil School of Spain to the quality of Extra Virgin Olive Oils. The delivery of the aforementioned prizes will be framed within the Cultural & Gastronomic EVOO Days, which will take place on June 4th and 5th at Casa del Mediterraneo facilities in Alicante. “Through the ESAO Awards, we want to recognize the important work of all EVOO producers that are making an enormous effort to ellaborate outstanding high quality extra virgin olive oils,” says Susana Romera, Technical…

Why are fat yields low in the South of Spain?

Why are so low this year fat yields in southern Spain? Through this post, written by Rafa Navarro, you will understand what are the key factors producing low fat yields this year in the South of Spain. Rafa Navarro is Professor at the Olive Oil School of Spain, Expert in Olive Grove Management and Teacher at the Olive Grove Management Course held in English by the Olive Oil School of Spain. Rafa assesses a number of clients totalling around 500,000 olive trees located in different fields mainly between the South of Spain and Portugal. The greatest dissuasive force for farmers to harvest their fruits at the beginning of the season…


OLIVE OIL TRADE – CAMPAIGN 2016/17 With regard to olive oil trade: The International Olive Oil Council (IOC) has communicated international olive oil trade data for the current  olive oil campaing 2016/2017 During the first nine months of the current season (October 2016 – June 2017), imports of olive oil and olive pomace oil have increased in the following markets: +29% in Brasil; +16% in Australia; +14% in China; +8% in Rusia; +4% in Canadá +1% in Japón. In the United States, on the other hand, imports have decreased by -5% compared to the same period of the previous campaing. In addition, the IOC announces that it will continue promotional activities…

Mario Solinas Award 2016

The International Olive Oil Council has announced the winners and finalists of the most important international prize for extra virgin olive oil: Mario Solinas Quality Award 2016. At the Olive Oil School of Valencia we would like to congratulate all these EVOOS and encourage all producers to seek excellence not only in quality concerns but in all other areas within their businesses.

In all, 130 oils have competed for the International Olive Council’s Mario Solinas Quality Award 2016 with entries coming from Greece (3), Italy (2), Morocco (3), Portugal (39), Spain (79) and Tunisia (4).

World Olive Oil Exhibition 2016 – WOOE 2016

On 2 and 3 March 2016 do not miss the World Olive Oil Exhibition (WOEE) in IFEMA, Madrid. This Fair was born out of the need to create a meeting place for international traders of large volumes of olive oil. It is a unique and novel space for highlighting the excellent quality and variety in the olive oil industry among the world’s biggest buyers. 

This year, the WOOE will incluide: exhibition area, “Oil BarBusiness Point, Delicatessen with Olive Oil, as well as a range of activities, including conferences, extra virgin olive oil tastings and Show Cookings.

As part of the conference program, we highlight the presentation of Susana Romera, technical director of the Olive Oil School of Valencia, who will give a speech titled: “Olive Oil Meeting Point, the APP for Global Business“. It will be on Thursday, March 3 at 13: 00h.