First Award for Tunisian Olive Oil in Switzerland

May 18th, 2021

For the first time, a Tunisian olive oil has been awarded for its exceptional quality at the International Olive Oil Award in Zurich, Switzerland ZOOA. Alta Olea Extra Virgin "Chetoui" bottle which is an extra virgin oil produced by the company Alta Olea, has thus won the bronze medal at the 2021 edition of this renowned international competition.

This successful participation was supported by SIPPO programme and its partner the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Tunis CCIT - whose objective is to promote and position Tunisian olive oil on the Swiss market through a quality that meets the taste of the Swiss consumer.

This medal is the result of considerable preparatory work carried out between SIPPO and CCIT since 2017 to introduce the Swiss market by understanding the sensory evaluation used in ZOOA and carefully identifying the adequate Tunisian varieties that fit with the organoleptic quality required.

ZOOA is a rewarding gateway for Tunisian olive oil exporters to access the Swiss market.