About Us

Kalamata School of Olive Oil & Olives

Kalamata School of Olive Oil and Olive (beta)

Master your Product | Develop your product

We are a group of people who are experts on all the stages of producing Olive Oil and are linked together in order to combine our scientific knowledge and experience by creating a National Database Information Bank for Extra Virgin Olive Oil in which everyone can have access, either to share their concerns or to get acquainted with better practices of how to produce secure and superior quality products.

Kalamata Olive Oil School is a non-profit company based in Kalamata. It has conducted olive oil tasting seminars in Messinia province during the period 2017; the seminars were organized by the Region of Peloponnese (KEK Messinias) and the participants were olive oil producers, millers, stakeholders from the olive oil industry and olive oil enthusiasts.

It has also conducted dozens of experiments in order to improve the quality of olive oil, both during the cultivation and the production process.

The most important experiments during the years 2018 and 2019 are those attempting to record and reduce the chemical parameter of the hydrocarbons in the produced olive oil. A series of experiments and research, together with the accompanying seminars and presentations were performed throughout the province of Messinia, with many millers and producers from various groups participating. Some of them are the Agricultural Cooperative “Eleonas” of Gargalianoi, the Agricultural Cooperative of Petalidi and the Anagnostopoulos Olive Oil Mills in Manessi and Trikorfo areas.

Moreover, Kalamata Olive Oil School participated in the training of producers and millers of the Region of Peloponnese through the “Aristoil” program, which aims to establish a new category of extra virgin olive oil, the one with health claim characteristics.

Another activity is the partnership with olive oil producers by selecting those olive oils that will participate in international olive oil competitions.

Finally, Kalamata Olive Oil School, through its role as an advisor and consultant on the proper production of superior quality olive oils, is involved in the efforts the industry does to find buyers of the finished product all over the world and sell at prices well above the current price of the olive oil market.

  • Nikos Koutsoukos
  • Veloydo Velissari
  • Mariana Xirogiannaki
  • John Sabaziotis
  • John Heliadis
  • Mitropoulou Konstantina
  • Papanikolaou Aris
  • Dimitris Anagnostopoulos


The NYIOCC this year were close to 1,000
entries from 27 countries around the world
and is the world’s largest and most
prestigious olive oil quality competition.
Each year an international panel of experts
judge entries from every olive oil
producing region.


Selected Messenia Olive Oil by Kaloos Team
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Consulting Producer and Olive Oil Production

Counseling to olive growers

Olive Oil Quality Lessons

Around Greece and the World!

Counseling in Olive Oil Factories

Organoleptic Analysis of Olive Oil
Participate in International Olive Oil Competitions!

Olive Oil Consulting

.... and many more
to develop your product...

The essential sensory courses by Kalamata Olive Oil & Olives School are for the professional buyer, importer, category manager, producer, or anyone who wants to gain expertise in evaluating olive oil. Sensory, culinary, chemistry and policy experts guide you through a unique tasting and educational odyssey
New Harvest Olive Oils 2020-2021


Kalamata | Messenia | Peloponnese | Greece
Nikolas Koutsoukos: 0030 6932716818