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2022 Introduction to Sensory Evaluation of Olive Oil


Friday & Saturday June 24-25, 2022



8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Lunch will be provided. More information on the schedule to be announced.



UC DAVIS Olive Oil Center 

Silverado Vineyards Sensory Theater
392 Old Davis Road, Davis CA 95616



• Official olive oil tasting technique
• Classic defects of olive oil — what can go wrong?
• Positive attributes of olive oil
• Exploring influences on olive oil character and quality
• Olive oil standards, labeling, chemistry and definitions
• Polyphenols — health and flavor
• Olive oil, health and nutrition — research overview and update
• In the kitchen and on the table — olive oil cooking and pairing
• Understanding olive oil competitions
• Evaluating flavored olive oils
• Olive oils of California, Spain, Italy and the World—and more!



Visitor Parking Lot 2 | Gateway Structure
Friday 24th: Download ParkMobile app to conduct permit transactions from your phone. We advise you do this prior to arrival as the app requires a few steps to accept payment. All parking at UC Davis is now managed through the app and required.

Saturday 25th: Free


PRICE PER TICKET (lunch included):

EARLY BIRD GENERAL REGISTRATION: $950.00 until May 27, 2022. (Coupon Code: AAKPAJNSDJ)

The Early Bird Registration discount applies only to the general registration cost.


GENERAL REGISTRATION: $1150.00 until June 15, 2022.

This year and for the first time, we are offering a Premium Registration Packet, for attendees that are planning on continuing their tasting journey.


PREMIUM REGISTRATION: $1350.00 until June 15, 2022.

For more information please contact
Adele Amico Roxas – adamicoroxas@ucdavis.edu
UC Davis Olive Center – ucdolivecenter@ucdavis.edu




Registration and payment is only available through the UC Davis registration site and will close on June 15th or when the capacity is met.  No other forms of payment can be accepted. 

This is our first class offering in two years and we are expecting registration to fill up quickly. Due to COVID, we will not be able to have additional spots beyond the allowed capacity, no exceptions.




For our out-of-town visitors, multiple accommodations are available and some provide discounted UC Davis event rates.

Hyatt Place UC Davis
173 Old Davis Road Extension
Davis, California
Book online and select “UC Davis” rate

Hilton Garden Inn Davis Downtown
110 F St
Davis, California
530-753-3600 and mention “UC Davis rates”

Best Western Plus Palm Court Hotel
234 D Street
Davis, California

Aggie Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection
245 First Street
Davis, California

Best Western University Lodge
123 B Street
Davis, California



Email: for more information please email ucdolivecenter@ucdavis.edu



This class does not allow for refunds and will not be cancelled. In the event of a new COVID restriction or other unforeseen reason that may cancel in-person classes at UC Davis, we will ship samples to the registered participants and the class will be held in a live virtual format online via Zoom. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED.






Register by Jun 15 th

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UC Davis Olive Center at the Robert Mondavi Institute, Sensory Building

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Begin Date:

Jun 24, 2022

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End Date:

Jun 25, 2022

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Price Per Ticket:


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Last day to register online:

Wednesday, June 15, 2022