The Olive Oil Source provides consulting services on all aspects of the olive oil industry, from site selection to marketing a finished product. We are in the unique position of having the combination of graduate education in agricultural sciences and economics as well as personal experience with planting orchards, growing olives and maintaining an organic orchard, making olive oil, packaging and marketing it, running small and large businesses, and doing building design and construction. This allows us to provide advice to our clients based on actual field experience in all of these areas. This has helped them save thousands of dollars. There are many other consultants as well in the olive oil industry. Some have chosen to list their services below.
After working for 10 years with Apollo Olive Oil I have started my own consultant company, specialized in the area of tasting & blending and supervising quality during production. I participate in the COOC tasting panel and in the UC Davis tasting panel and have been a judge in different competitions.
I regularly teach classes on sensory evaluation of olive oil.
PAV specializes in medium- and super-high density olive field development, consultation, and installation. PAV stocks most of the supplies at our shop and have access to all of the materials needed for development.
Paul Vossen has been a member of the academic faculty of the University of California as a Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor since 1980. He has direct experience growing many specialty crops and works internationally as a private consultant in the field of specialty crops production. He is an expert in olive oil processing and sensory analysis and is currently the panel leader of the UC Cooperative Extension Olive Oil Research Taste Panel.
The Passionate Olive specializes in services and products related to olive oil. Services offered by Carol Firenze, author and owner of The Passionate Olive, include keynote speaking engagements, educational events, olive oil tasting seminars, olive oil harvest tours, and olive oil-related marketing/communication programs.
The information above is provided by the companies themselves and as a service by The Olive Oil Source. It does not imply an endorsement of the companies or any of their products or services. For more information, please contact the companies directly.