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Olive Oil Judges

2017 Olive Oil Judging Panel:
Nancy Ash headshot
Head Judge:
Nancy Ash, president of Strictly Olive Oil LLC, is a marketing consultant to domestic and foreign olive oil producers and also teaches sensory assessment classes to trade and consumer groups. She has been an advocate for California’s olive oil industry since 1996, when she began working with producers during this industry’s renaissance.  As an original member of the California Olive Oil Council Taste Panel, Nancy has 20 years’ experience assessing olive oil, and in December 2005 she received certification as a Taste Panel Supervisor from the Organizzazione Nazoinale Assaggiatori Olio di Oliva in Imperia, Italy.  She is the Deputy Taste Panel Leader for the California Olive Oil Council, and was the 2011 recipient of the coveted C.O.O.C. Pioneer Award.

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