Olive Oil Award 2021
OLIO - Public favorite
Currently, the consumer test OLIO with all participating olive oils of the Olive Oil Award Zurich takes place. More than 450 consumers vote for their public favorites. As soon as the results are available, you will find out everything about the results on this website.
Since the beginning of 2020 and with the rapid spread of the Sars-Cov2 virus, the global corona pandemic has been the dominant topic in our society for the second year in a row.
We have experienced and also learned a lot in the past months. Private as well as public life suddenly came to a standstill and our home became an office for a longer period of time. Against this backdrop, we now handle a wide variety of digital "tools" as if we had never done it any other way. Would you have thought that a year ago?
In such a time of change and uncertainty, it is important to also be able to rely on some constants. In a way, the Olive Oil Award Zurich is also such a constant. It has accompanied the team of the Food Sensory Research Group at the ZHAW for almost 20 years now and is a recurring highlight in our work every year.
This year, we are particularly pleased about the enormous number of participants, a total of 137 olive oils from 10 different nations (plus the European Union). Unimpressed by the global crisis, the 2020 harvest has probably been a particularly good one for producers of high-quality olive oils. This is also reflected in this year's results.
In the period March / April 2021, the Swiss Olive Oil Panel SOP has therefore evaluated all these oils by means of a long-established multi-stage test procedure and was thus able to determine the winners 2021.
I would like to give you a small preview: This year, the OlIO consumer test will be conducted as a "home-use test". The oils participating in the Olive Oil Award 2021 will be tested by at least 60 consumers throughout Switzerland. This procedure offers us the possibility, even in a time when there may be no fairs and events, to create a broad and solid data base, for the determination of this year's public favorites.