International Register of ONAOO Professional Tasters

Karen Rapp



As an O.N.A.O.O. certified Professional Olive Oil Taster, Karen is passionate about educating people about olive oil, most importantly, about what to look for when choosing oil and how to make sure that what you’re buying is a true extra virgin olive oil and not a fake.

Certified by the National Association of Olive Oil Tasters (O.N.A.O.O) in Imperia – Italy – and having first-hand experience in all areas of the process, from farming to harvesting to milling, she has a deep understanding of what goes into creating a truly excellent extra virgin olive oil.

Along with frequent tasting sessions, that include oils from all over the world, she continually works at broadening her knowledge through advanced courses.

She is a foodie and enthusiastic cook who believes that, just like wine, the right olive oil can enhance the flavour of the food you are eating.  She loves sharing her knowledge of all things olive oil!

Olive Oil Culture

Olive Oil Culture

In recent times, organizations that deal with olive oil tasting training have multiplied. It follows that more and more people graduate as tasters.

On one hand, ONAOO is pleased to have been the initiator of a phenomenon that interests because it creates an "olive culture" that is perceived as a necessity for market and consumers.

The Register

The Register

Considering our experience, we can say that follow the whole ONAOO path is a distinctive hallmark as well as be enrolled in the INTERNATIONAL REGISTER OF ONAOO PROFESSIONAL TASTERS

This entry opens the door to all the opportunity that the oil world offers to the professional taster and is a real value, not only added, but fundamental, for the definition of an effective and convincing operating profile.