The olive oil market is increasingly international. Levels ofconsumption and production are growing, particularly in new markets outside the Mediterranean region. Newfeatures of product optimization and development are emerging, andalong with them new marketing strategies, which benefit from aclear understanding of the sensory aspects of foods, as well asadequate sensory techniques for testing them. Recently developedsensory methods and approaches are particularly suitable for studying thesensory properties of olive oils and their function in culinarypreparation or in oil–food pairing. Each chapter of Olive Oil Sensory Science is written bythe best researchers and industry professionals in the fieldthroughout the world. The book is divided into two main sections.The first section details the appropriate sensory methods for oliveoil optimization, product development, consumer testing and qualitycontrol. The intrinsic factors affecting olive oil qualityperception are considered, as well as the nutritional, health andsensory properties, underlining the importance of sensorytechniques in product differentiation. The agronomic andtechnological aspects of production that affect sensory propertiesand their occurrence in olive oil are also addressed. Sensoryperception and other factors affecting consumer choice arediscussed, as is the topic of olive oil sensory quality. The secondpart of this text highlights the major olive oil producing regionsof the world: Spain, Italy, Greece, California, Australia/New Zealand andSouth America. Each chapter is dedicated to a region, looking atthe geographical and climactic characteristics pertinent to oliveoil production, the major regional olive cultivars, the principleolive oil styles and their attendant sensory properties.

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Author(s)Erminio Monteleone
PublisherJohn Wiley
Publish YearFebruary 2014