3/18/2020 – Due to these uncertain times with COVID-19 the decision has been made to move the Central Coast Olive Oil Competition judging from April 9th to May 26th. With that means an adjustment on when to drop off/send in physical entries. The new dates to do so are May 11 to May 15 by 4:00 pm.
Address to Drop Off/Send: CCOOC – Paso Robles Event Center 2198 Riverside Ave Paso Robles, CA 93446 or if sending through USPS please direct to P.O. Box 8 Paso Robles, CA 93447
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2020 Judges Bios
The twelfth annual Central Coast Olive Oil Competition, hosted by the California Mid-State Fair and in partnership with the Lodi Grape Festival, will take place May 26, 2020 and feature olive oils produced from across the state of California.
The overall goal of the Central Coast Olive Oil Competition is to provide a venue for California olive oils to be professionally judged and to educate consumers regarding the quantity and styles of olive oil produced in California. Judges are qualified based on their experience in using olive oil in cooking, education and production.
Olive oils are separated into two categories: extra virgin and flavored extra virgin olive oil. The categories are then separated into classes by varietal. After several years of judging the organic and conventional oils separately, this year they will be judged together. The awarded organic oils will be noted as being organically produced.
The panel of competition judges, who are from all over the state of California, evaluate each entry according to aroma, taste, and intensity, ranging from delicate to robust.
The 2020 California Mid-State Fair runs July 22 – August 2, and the Lodi Grape Festival runs September 17 – 20.
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