Bee-licious: Taste Honey Like a Sommelier With Marina Marchese
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Staging your honey tasting before the workshop

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Your Kit contains:

1. Taste vs. Flavor exercise - Labeled (0)

2. 9 Aroma cups - Labeled (a-e)

3. 5 uni-floral honeys - Labeled (1-5)

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4. 1 Honey aroma/flavor wheel with honey color chart on backside

5. 5 honey score sheets

6. Honey defects wheel

 

How to use this kit:

 

1. Taste vs. Flavor - EXERCISE 0

IMPORTANT! Read all the directions below first before starting this exercise.

1. Take mini cup with 0 on lid.

2. DO NOT OPEN YET

3. Close nostrils with one hand

4. Hold cup with the other hand keeping your thumb free to pop lid off

5. Pour some granules onto your tongue with nose closed

6. Let it melt on your tongue. What do you taste?

7. Unplug your nostrils, what you taste?

 

2. Olfactory Exercise 5 aroma cups (a-e)

Open each cup, smell the material, guess the material by smell alone.

Try to locate similar smells on the honey wheel.

If you are unable to identify the material inside the cup, try to describe it.

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*Continue training your nose to memorize smells and flavors by smelling various kitchen spices, essential oils, garden herbs and cooking ingredients. The larger your smell and flavor vocabulary is, the better taster you become. We all work at our own pace.

 

3. Honey score sheets – 5 sheets

Writing tasting notes for each honey sample using the honey flavor wheel

Increase your vocabulary sharpen your skills to identify odors and flavors

Use your personal references, but not hedonic terms

Wait between samples! Drink some water, eat an apple slice

Your challenge is to memorize each honey by smell and flavor

 

Single origin honey sample evaluation

Use one sheet to write tasting notes for each honey 1-5

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