Goya Extra Virgin Olive Oils win over Japanese tasters at the JOOTA Awards

The Japan Olive Oil Taster Association (JOOTA) has announced its awards for the best extra virgin olive oils, with Goya olive oils achieving important recognition.

Thus, in the Green Robust Fruitiness category, Goya Unico Extra Virgin Oil was awarded a gold medal, while Goya Organics won a bronze medal. Furthermore, Goya Unico received an additional award, being recognized as the best extra virgin blend.

Along with these medals, Goya olive oils won two special Jury awards. Chef Kotaro Hasegawa awarded a prize to Goya Unico Extra Virgin Olive Oil, while Ayumi Akagi, Chef del restaurante Sant Pau, recognized Goya Robusto/Fruity oil.

As noted by JOOTA, Japan is the fourth largest importer of olive oil in Asia and these awards offer producers a unique opportunity to increase their brand presence “in a rapidly growing market”.

The JOOTA Awards are held within the framework of the FOODEX food fair, one of the most important sector exhibitions in Asia. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the event itself has been postponed to 2021.