The Olive d'Or contest

Olive d’Or – A Unique Contest

The biggest extra-virgin olive-oil competition in Canada, which each year brings together more than 100 olive oils showcased for the 18,000 visitors attending SIAL Canada.
The competition is open to extra-virgin olive oils from around the world, whether or not they are also exhibitors at SIAL Canada.
12 medals, 5 favourites, 1 BIO Prize and 1 design prize—try your luck!

Why Participate?

  • It’s a prestigious, widely recognized competition with strong visibility among 320 professional journalists
  • An effective test market: a competitive way to test your product, not only with a jury of experts but also with the show’s 18,000 visitors
  • Targeted samplesspecialized medias and major actors of the food industry have the possibility to taste winning oils samples on-site

Registration will open in Fall 2018

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Stay tuned for the opening of the 2019 registration this fall

135 Olive Oils presented
15 Countries
12 Medals

A word from the Jury President

Olive d'Or in 4 steps

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Step 1

Register for the competition by choosing the package on the registration platform that best fits your needs

Package 1 :  295$ CAD (Early bird Price - until January 31, 2019)
Package 2 :
 550$ CAD (Early bird Price - until January 31, 2019)

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Step 2

Send SIAL Canada your olive oils for selection by the jury before April 15th, 2019.

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Step 3

On April 29th, 2019, the grand jury will test and evaluate your oils to select the best ones and identify the finalists !

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Step 4

On April 30th, 2019 the winners will be revealed to the medias and the Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be handed out for the various categories! The winning Olive Oils will be exhibited on the Olive d'Or booth at the SIAL Canada show.

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A prestigious and renowned contest

Returning for its 12th edition, the Olive d’Or contest was the meeting point for extra-virgin olive oils professionals from all around the world. Once again this year, our jury of experts had the difficult task to crown the best oils in an increasingly competitive contest.

Congratulations to the 2018 winners. We hope to see you next year in Toronto for SIAL Canada 2019.

Press Release

2018 Olive d'Or Jury

President of the Jury, Olive d'Or 2018 

Christine Cheylan

Owner of Château Virant, Olive Oils

Fil Bucchino

Certified olive oil taster, private label owner and educator

Denise Langevin

Professional virgin olive oil taster & consultant

Maria Grazia Lemme

Certified olive oil taster

Sophie DELPUECH

Oleologist, professor of culinary culture, founder of loleologie.fr

Karen Rapp

Certified Olive Oil Taster, educator and Founder of oliveoilboutique.ca

Claudia Pharand

Co-founder of Distributions Olive & Olives Inc.

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