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Italian shows highlight pizza, EVOO and wine

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Verona, Italy – A pair of trade shows featuring olive oil, pasta, cheese, condiments, bakery products, pizza and wine will hit Verona, Italy, in April.

Sol&Agrifood 2017 will take place April 9-12 at Veronafiere in Verona, Italy, in conjunction with Vinitaly.

Products on exhibit will include extra virgin olive oil, pasta, bakery products, craft beers, cheese, chocolate, preserves, condiments, delicatessen meats and – new this year – pizza.

The show will featurea dedicated exhibition and workshop area where conventional and pizza chefs work with special doughs and innovative ingredients.


Another innovation this year is a space devoted to the biodiversity of territorial produce complementing the area dedicated to delicatessen meats in 2016. The project involves  an interactive theme area focusing on delicatessen meats, biodiversity and local territories to promote typical produce through tastings and workshops in English for international buyers.

Importers and chefs are invited to take part in the sessions of the EVOO Academy dedicated to international visitors about using extra virgin olive oil.

The event has a focus on extra virgin olive oils. Organizers will promote those oils that won medals in the Sol d’Oro competitions through a presentation and free tasting at the Oil Bar. Three sessions in connection with the EVOO Academy are planned to promote correct use of extra virgin olive oil.  

The show will team up with the Inter-Regional Association of Olive Producers in Verona (Aipo) for Oliocibando – full-scale vocational training courses for chefs in hotels, restaurants and catering businesses. Italian TV personality and advocate of extra virgin olive oil Giorgio (“Giorgione”) will be on hand to share his knowledge and greet attendees.

Last year Sol&Agrifood covered 8,000 square metres and attracted 56,000 professional visitors, with 14,000 travelling from 82 countries.

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