Panel Leader

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Giulio Scatolini

Oil maker and professional oil taster since 1993. He has been involved in sensory analysis of oils since 1987 and perfected his Panel Leder with the course organised by the International Olive Oil Council (COI) in 1995.

In 1997, the Aprol Perugia panel he chaired became the first olive oil producers’ association panel in the world to be recognised by the IOC.

Giulio Scatolini periodically attends panel head meetings in Madrid on issues concerning the evolution of the official organoleptic method.

In 2007, he was recognised by the MIPAF as panel leder of the tasting group of Unaprol, the National Union of Italian Olive Producers, at its prestigious headquarters in Rome.
From 2014 to 2017, he was also panel leader at the Latina Chamber of Commerce.

Giulio Scatolini is considered, for his skills and experience, one of the best international oil ‘noses’, having been called upon to preside over all the most important national and foreign competitions.

Since the creation of the Gambero Rosso Oils Guide (2011), he has been the external panel head consultant coordinating the territorial juries and the final jury in Rome at the magazine’s headquarters.

He was also appointed, on 30 April 2012, by Federdop, the national federation of extra virgin olive oil protection consortia, ‘Ambassador of Italian DOP oils in the world’.

Giulio Scatolini has conducted, for Mipaf, national and international organisations and institutions, training courses, performances and tastings aimed at promoting quality Italian extra virgin olive oil in various parts of the world.

Since 2005, he has been a technical surveyor for ISMEA on weekly olive oil prices for various Italian markets.

He has been a lecturer at the University of Flavours in Perugia since its inception.

In November 2018, November 2019 and October 2020 he was lecturer at the University for Foreigners of Perugia in the short degree course (three years) in FOOD & HOSPITALY: MADE IN ITALY FOOD AND HOSPITALITY.

From April 2019 to March 2021 he was regional coordinator for Aprol Umbria in the Unaprol project concerning Reg. (EU) No 1298/2013.

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