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How to Taste and Evaluate Honey: Matching Flowers to Flavors

  • 24 Sep 2022
  • Special Session at the GBA Conference

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How to Taste and Evaluate Honey: Matching Flowers to Flavors

This workshop is an introduction to the methods of sensory analysis used to taste and evaluate honey developed by the Italian National Register of Experts in the Sensory Analysis of Honey. Attendees will be guided through a series of olfactory and gustatory exercises to sharpen the senses then learn how to describe and write detailed tasting notes for 5 curated honey samples using the honey wheel. A

The honey kit with all the materials required to participate will be provided with this registration.  Attendees will be asked not to eat, drink, smoke, brush teeth or use scented personal care products one hour before this workshop and no food or drinks will be allowed in the classroom. A  certificate of completion will be awarded at the end of this workshop.

C. Marina Marchese is the co-author with Kim Flottum of The Honey Connoisseur: Selecting, Tasting and Pairing Honey with a Guide to More than 30 Varietals, Honey for Dummies with Howland Blackiston and her personal journey into beekeeping Honeybee: Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper. Marchese is a member and a docent for the Italian National Register of Experts in the Sensory Analysis of Honey, since 2015 and the founder of the American Honey Tasting Society.

Be advised that this time overlaps with other keynote speakers, there is a $15.00 fee to attend and the seating is limited to 25 people per session.

Conference registration is required for this special session. Please be sure to complete conference registration first. 


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