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Johnny Madge Olive Oil Tour

Rome, Italy
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About Johnny Madge Olive Oil Tour
Johnny Madge, internationally recognised olive oil judge in Tokyo and London. The tour starts at Fara Sabina station (45 minutes train journey from Rome). First stop is a beautiful olive grove where we will find wild herbs. Then we visit an olive tree that may be 2,000 years old and takes 5 people to hug it. We then drive through the idyllic Sabina landscape to where we have lunch. Here we taste at least 3 top quality olive oils; learn how they were made and learn how bad, non extra virgin olive oils are made. This presentation leads naturally into lunch where, with some of the foods served, we can experiment with olive oil pairing. After lunch we wind back through the countryside to the station and the train back to Rome. The Johnny Madge Olive Oil Tour is normally for small groups of up to 8 people but we cater for larger groups too. There are various different discounts for groups of over 4. For those who don't have time for this I offer a 90 minute olive oil tasting in Rome.
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aheb wrote a review Jul 2021
Province of Catania, Italy11 contributions4 helpful votes
I booked an online tasting with Johnny - he sent me a kit with 6 oils before our video-call lesson. The class covered how to taste oil, what aromas and flavours can be found in oil, how to understand quality and also to recognise eventual defects. I had many questions and Johnny answered every single one of them enthusiastically. I highly recommend this course to anyone wishing to understand more about the complex world of olive oil &, why not, to anyone who consumes olive oil on a daily basis! I cannot wait to be able to follow a 'live' tour with him.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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George C wrote a review Apr 2021
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I had a wonderful evening learning from Johnny's hugge wealth of experience and knowledge on the subject of olive oil. He was charming, funny and undoubtedly passionate on the topic and gave us brilliant information and tips. He was more than happy to let us ask questions and interact, which made it feel less like a lecture and more like a conversation with an expert. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Dror H wrote a review Apr 2021
Tel Aviv, Israel134 contributions46 helpful votes
Covid has some positive sides: Otherwise I would have likely never gotten to enjoy Johnny's olive oil tasting. It was a really fun and interesting evening. Johnny's great. He knows so much about olive oil and has a really funny sense of humor. I quickly forgot we're only talking via Zoom.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Yurica K wrote a review Apr 2021
London5 contributions1 helpful vote
We participated in Johnny‘s online olive oil tasting in April 2021 and it was such an informative, entertaining and lovely experience. Prior to the tasting you receive a beautifully packaged box of six different Italian extra virgin olive oils and a stack of tasting cups. While Johnny is so very knowledgable and shared a lot of technical information, he also has a great sense of humour and was able to seemingly effortlessly create a relaxed and fun evening for the whole group. After the tasting you are left with various oils and get to try them in your cooking which is a nice bonus. Highly recommended online tasting and I cannot wait to be able to participate in the in-person tour one day.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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AprilSpring2525 wrote a review Mar 2021
Westchester County, New York4 contributions
My group of ten in NY thoroughly enjoyed our olive oil tasting. Who better to instruct you than a down to earth olive oil judge.?To say that Johnny has a passion for the subject is an understatement. We were sorry the hour and a half went so quickly, as we were sure there were many good stories yet untold. What others have written about how enjoyable this was are all true.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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