Course Detail: PER647 - Olive Oil 101: The Olive Twist

Embark on a journey into the world of olive oil with The Olive Twist's comprehensive class led by esteemed retail olive oil store owner, Lori Berndt!

Whether you're a culinary enthusiast or simply a health-conscious consumer, this course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to select quality, healthy, and flavorful extra virgin olive oils with confidence.

Course Objectives:

  • Education and Empowerment: Gain a deep understanding of the complexities involved in choosing the perfect olive oil for your culinary creations and everyday use. Learn how to navigate the vast array of options available in the market with ease and discernment.
  • Sensory Training: Develop your palate and refine your ability to taste and appreciate the nuances of high-quality olive oil. Through guided tasting sessions, discover how to identify the subtle flavors and aromas that distinguish premium olive oils from their lesser counterparts.
  • Quality Assurance: Acquire the skills to discern the freshness and purity of olive oil, ensuring that you always select oils that meet the highest standards of quality and health benefits. Learn to detect signs of rancidity and other defects that can compromise the integrity of the oil.
  • Varietal Understanding: Explore the diverse varieties of olives and the unique characteristics they impart to olive oil. From robust and peppery oils to delicate and buttery ones, discover the flavor profiles of different olive cultivars and how to choose the right oil for various culinary applications.
  • Health and Wellness: Delve into the health benefits of extra virgin olive oil and its role in promoting overall well-being. Gain insights into the nutritional properties of olive oil and learn how to incorporate it into a balanced and wholesome diet for you and your family.

Join us for an unforgettable exploration of olive oil and elevate your culinary journey to new heights!

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Lori Berndt is president and co-owner of The Olive Twist, Inc. and has been in the olive oil industry since 2010. She studies the in-depth world of olive oil by focusing on olive oil chemistry, tasting & sensory analysis, and through her close relationships with growers, importers, and olive oil experts.

 Session Information: 24FPER647

Schedule: Tuesday, October 15 (1 session)
Times: 06:00pm-07:30pm EDT
Registration (Registration Deadline: 10/8/24) : $49.00


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Lori Berndt

Facility Detail

Purdue Fort Wayne Campus
PFW Campus - Room TBD
3000 E. Coliseum Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805