How does it work?

LODO Upstream since 1991

Participating in LODO means not only presenting your own olive oil to the most experienced palates but also telling your story and company commitment through a powerful communication tool.

LODO GUIDE, the international guide to the world’s best Extra Virgin Olive Oils, is the perfect opportunity to showcase and promote high-quality extra virgin olive oils, creating awareness and supporting excellence in the industry.

LODO GUIDE is an annual guide dedicated to celebrating the Lodevole extra virgin olive oils from around the world. The protagonists are extreme-quality EVOOs, chefs, and restaurants. The section IL is dedicated to EVOO producers and food & beverage professionals free from any constraint or standardization.


The selection process is very rigorous and is divided into 3 steps:
Preselection, Lodo’s Selection, and Finals.
Evoo from both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres compete for the same awards. Winners are announced during the official award ceremony held during the first week of September.
The registration fee is FREE.
SINGLE PHASE Opening on November 22nd, 2023, and closing on June 15th, 2024.
– Dedicated to companies from the NORTHERN HEMISPHERE and those from the SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE.
– Sensory analyses will be carried out upon the arrival of each sample to capture all the taste and olfactory nuances that an extra virgin can offer.
– Participants will receive banners certifying the result achieved: FINALIST, LODO’S SELECTION, or PARTICIPATION CERTIFICATE WITH THE RESULT ACHIEVED.
– The necessary score for publication in the guide is 95|100, 3 ORCIOLI.
– All companies will receive diplomas attesting to the results obtained for the oils presented.
Evoo that receive 3 ORCIOLI (95|100) are the FINALISTS who can access guide publication at a cost of €300 per Company.
Winners, I Volti dell’Olio, and Winners of Special Mentions will be published for FREE

Here's HOW IT WORKS Step by Step:

Sensory analysis is carried out as soon as the samples arrive at:

16145 GENOVA

After registration, send the required material according to the regulations to
– Completed PDF forms, logo, and high-definition bottle photo.
– Send 6 bottles of 500 ml or 750 ml to the address indicated in the regulations and above.
– Tell us your story: provide your “About Us” from the company website or send us a brief presentation of the company.
– For historic companies, completing the oil card is sufficient.

Once the oils have arrived at our warehouse, they are anonymized and stored in the dark at a constant temperature of 14/15 degrees to preserve their organoleptic properties. Manuela and Vincenzo will perform a preselection by identifying any defects and then a complete evaluation. In July, after all selections are completed, we will have all the WORLD FINALISTS.

At this point:

– The top 5 productions worldwide in each category, both for I Volti dell’Olio and Special Mentions, will be in NOMINATIONS for victory.
– Through our evaluations and scores obtained during the selections, we will have I Volti dell’Olio and Special Mentions announced at the award ceremony.
– The score range and diplomas will be sent between December 2024 – January 2025.


It is important to emphasize that scores are valid for one year, and all promotional material will be dated 2025.

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