Pacific Sun Farm’s Tehama Blend was recognized with two awards at the prestigious competition, Japan Olive Oil Prize (JOOP), in Tokyo.
First, in the Intense category, it received the “Blend Special Prize.” Then, being the American olive oil that was ranked the highest, it was awarded “Best of USA.”
The competition is organized by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan and it has an international jury with tasters from Italy, Japan, Greece, Turkey and the US. Reknown Italian expert Dr. Pietro Paolo Arca was the panel leader of this 2017 competition. All judges taste every single entry. The olive oils with the higher score are blind tasted again a second time and the average score of both tastings provide the final score.
Many of the finest Italian olive oils participate every year in this contest, as it is the case of Dievole, Frantoio Franci, Le Tre Cologne, Gran Preggio, Intini, or Almazara de la Subética from Spain.
As much as we knew that our Tehama Blend was an excellent olive oil this year, we’re surprised and proud to have fared so well among some of the best olive oils in the world.
As we explained previously, Tehama Blend is quite an assertive olive oil with fresh, green perfumes of herbs and tomato leaf. You can read more about it here.
Once again, we’re so pleased with such strong validation of our hard work and we’re happy to share the good news with you.