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 18,500 buyers visiting 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 120 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 18,500 visitors
  • Targeted samplesspecialized medias and major actors of the food industry have the possibility to taste winning oils samples on-site



Registration will open soon! Don’t miss this unique opportunity to highlight your olive oil.

Soon Available
115 Olive Oils presented
15 Countries
12 Medals


Olive d'Or in 4 steps


Step 1

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

Package 1 : 295$ CAD until January 31st, 2018. Regular price : 335$ CAD
Package 2 : 550$ CAD until January 31
st, 2018. Regular price : 600$ CAD


Step 2

Send SIAL Canada your olive oils for selection by the jury before April, 20th, 2018


Step 3

April, 30st and May, 1st, 2018, The grand jury will test and evaluate your oils to select the best ones and identify the finalists !


Step 4

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 inside a dedicated space during the SIAL Canada show !

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Olive d'Or 2017, once again a complete success!

After the jury deliberations held at the show, the 12 best extra-virgin olive oils submitted by producers from around the world were selected to be named the golden, silver or bronze drops in their respective categories. Given the ever-increasing quality of the oils each year, 4 favourites were selected by the jury

In 2017, roughly 100 oils from 15 countries signed up this year, which provides proof of the unmitigated success of this major international contest.


Press Release 2017

Christine Cheylan takes us through the Olive d'Or Oils !

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Jury Members Olive d'Or 2017

Christine Cheylan

Owner of Château Virant, Olive Oils

Denise Langevin

Professional virgin olive oil taster & consultant

John Mastroianni

John Mastroianni

General manager at Pusateris

Fil Bucchino

Certified Olive Oil Taster & private label importer

John Cirillo

Chef / Owner at Cirillo’s Culinary Academy

Karen Rapp

Olive Oil Sommelier, Educator & Founder of oliveoilboutique.ca

Andrea Tonicello

Wine and Olive Oil Canadian Sommelier Alliance’s President (WOCSA)

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Julie Pilet

Sponsorship and special events coordinator