Discover Olive Oil With European Commission's Olive Oil Expert, Judy Ridgeway At Honesty Cookery School

Honesty Cookery School (, founded by award-winning cookery book writer, Romilla Arber to assist under confident cooks and inspire the more experienced, is offering an introduction to the wonderful world of olive oil. The course, 'O for the love of Olive Oil' will be taught by the European Commission's olive oil expert, Judy Ridgeway and will take place on Tuesday 20th May from 10.30am until 12.30pm.  The course will cost £25 and will include a series of olive oil tastings.

What Judy Ridgeway doesn't know about olive oil could be stored in an olive skin, she travels frequently to the producing regions in Italy, where she meets the growers and visits the mills, tasting oils along the way.  During this two hour workshop, Judy will introduce course attendees to her vast experience and knowledge.  She will teach what to look for when tasting different oils, and provide a good background understanding about olive oil and extra virgin olive oil.

Judy Ridgway was chosen by the European Commission to define a now generally accepted vocabulary for describing olive oil and she was also the first non-Italian judge to sit on the judging panel of the prestigious Leone d'Oro Awards for olive oil in Italy. Now she is ready to share her olive oil knowledge with her pupils at the Honesty Cookery School at the specialist course on the 20th May.

Honesty Cookery School Berkshire's newest cookery school and aims to provide classes for all ages and abilities, there is a course available at Honesty Cookery School to suit novice adults to experienced cooks.  Children's and teens courses are also offered.  Courses are inexpensive making them accessible to everyone and start from just £25 per person including all ingredients.

10% of all proceeds made by Honesty are donated to the Food Education Trust (FET). Established in 2008 FET seeks to promote the benefits of a home cooked diet by working collaboratively with organisations and institutions. The Trust assists in many ways, including financial assistance, investment of time and expertise, or assistance in an advisory capacity. As well as the funds it receives form Honesty, FET is also funded by the proceeds from sales of "What's for Dinner?" and the award-winning "What's for Dinner? Second Helpings" both books were written by Romilla Arber.

To book a course at Honesty Cookery School, please call 01635 268 989 or email


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