Olicatessen has been awarded with Diplôme Gourmet in AVPA, the oils of the World in the middle Green Fruity category. This is the fourth time that AVPA recognizes and values the quality of our oil.
The Agency for the Valuation of Agricultural Products AVPA is a non-governmental non-profit organization. Essentially composed of producers and passionate about taste, AVAP sets itself the objective of contributing to the best valorization of agricultural production.
“The oils of the world” AVPA – Paris 2017 is reserved for producers and groups of vegetable oil producers members of the association. Each year a jury of professionals operates a selection among the oils registered to assign them the “Diplôme Produit Gourmet AVPA”
The originality of the AVPA competition lies in the quality of its jury. This tasting jury is made up of professionals from the sector, large chefs including some with Michelin star, and expert amateurs.
The jury tastes the products with rigor and seriousness, in order to determine the oils that they find the most interesting: complexity, subtlety, aromatic harmony are discriminating quality. To guarantee the consistency of cultural and linguistic references the jury is of French culinary culture.
Pre-selection is performed to discard products whose characteristics do not meet the competition requirement. The oils selected after this stage are accepted for final tasting and receive a diploma “Produit Gourmet AVPA”. All the tastings are carried out blindly, in a laboratory of sensorial analysis.
Since 2010 the competition was developed with the technical support of the CTO Center Technique de l’Olivier in Aix en Provence.