Until May 20 there is time to register for the first extra virgin olive oil tasting contest: Mendoza Government Press

Until May 20 there is time to register for the first extra virgin olive oil tasting contest: Mendoza Government Press
Until May 20 there is time to register for the first extra virgin olive oil tasting contest: Mendoza Government Press
Aimed at middle and higher level students, the initiative is promoted by the IDR and the Mendoza Olive Association, within the framework of the promotion and dissemination campaign of the quality seal linked to origin.

The Ministry of Production, through the Institute of Rural Development (IDR), together with the Olive Association of Mendoza, remember that there is time until Monday the 20th, to register for the first extra virgin olive oil tasting contest aimed at students. of the middle and higher levels.

“We seek to spread and promote the consumption of provincial olive oil by differentiating them by quality, among students who are studying fifth and sixth year in technical and agricultural schools, as well as related higher level careers,” commented Alfredo. Baroni, technical coordinator of the IDR.

Likewise, the official added: “Participation in the contest is individual and free of charge. It is open to students who are 18 years old or older as of May 20. Each participating educational institution may select up to two regular students and two substitutes for the final instance.”

Regarding registrations, the IDR commented that they have been extended up to 20. In this regard, Baroni pointed out that a significant participation is expected from educational establishments oriented to the agricultural sector, since they understand that it is a highly innovative proposal for the product promotion.

The contest has the contribution of the General Directorate of Schools through the Coordination of Rural Education, Emetur and the Mendoza Gastronomic Origin and Identity Forum.

Instances of participation

As detailed by the IDR, participants must be part of three mandatory instances to advance in the selection process of the winning students. The first will have to do with an asynchronous virtual training, where the general concepts of olive growing and the basic concepts for olive oil tasting will be provided.

The second instance will contemplate access, via email, to specific material addressed to the teacher in charge to work on the topic in the classroom. The result must be sent to the email [email protected]. The teacher in charge will have the delivery deadline of May 20.

The third instance of participation will have to do with in-person olive oil tasting training that will be led by a specialist in the subject. After this activity, the authorities will be able to define the students best prepared to participate in the final tasting.

Subsequently, once these first three stages have been passed, participants will have the possibility of advancing to the fourth, scheduled for May 23, when the final tasting will take place. To do this, those selected from each educational institution must appear at 8:30 in the Tasting Room of the Don Bosco School, on Provincial Route 50, 6722, Rodeo del Medio, Maipú.

There, each student will have a space to carry out the olive oil tasting with the corresponding elements and a sheet to complete. The samples will be served one at a time and evaluated by the students. Once finished, the contestants will leave the venue to wait for the results.

Award

The fifth and last instance will take place on May 24, with the awards ceremony, which will take place on the grounds of the Historic Olivo del General José de San Martín, in the department of San Martín. It is worth noting that there will be prizes for the first three places and their educational institutions.

Reports and registrations

Interested students must fill out a digital form.

 
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