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Exclusive online course for Honey Sommelier – in English Language from September 9th, 2024 @ 6:00PM CET Time


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SOMMELIER ITALIA organises an online certified course for HONEY SOMMELIER Sensory analysis and honey pairing from September 9th, 2024 @ 6PM CET Time

A complete professional course on the world of  bees, honey and pairings.

Few days before the course beginning, the official email invitation will be sent with a link for the live lessons.

The 8 lessons will be held live online on Mondays and Thursdays from 6PM to 7:30PM CET Time with Elsa Menegolli, Honey Sommelier, Taster and Honey Sensorialist.



Why choosing an online course?

First of all for its convenience. You will be at your home avoid losing time in car travel, dedicating yourself to the other activities of your day. Less travel therefore, less danger for us and for the environment.


Is it possible to do sensory analysis remotely?

Well yes. This out of the ordinary choice might surprise you, but some foods or drinks, in addition to the proven experience of years on online courses, allow us to affirm that it is possible. Keep in mind that the lessons will be live online, face-to-face with the teacher and that the honeys for tasting, that everyone will have in front of them, will be the same. It takes a little mental flexibility, yes. But we see in our students a great desire to do and to learn. And all this eliminates any barrier and paradigm.


The online courses are easier than in the classroom?

Another question we often get asked. In our courses we talk a lot. Each trainee engages in tasting, comparing and pairing. The exams are both oral and written. There is a tasting test and an essay to prepare. If you don’t study, it’s impossible to pass the exam, just like in the classroom.


When will the course be held?

8 online lessons in a virtual live classroom with the teacher Elsa Menegolli

Date : September 9 – 12 – 16 – 19 – 23 – 26 – 30 + October 3rd, 2024

Hours : 18:00 – 19:30 CET Time

Where: Online at Zoom Meetings


ENROLLMENTS CLOSE: August 26th, 2024


The honeys will be tasted starting from the second lesson, therefore from September 12th. In the first lesson, on September 9th, you will taste any of the honeys you have at home, to familiarize yourself with the professional tasting technique.


Why should you attend this course?

Honey still fails to have the place it deserves. Learning to taste it, using sensory analysis applied to honey, becomes important in order to be able to communicate it.

We like to make beekeepers satisfied with their product, giving them the skills to understand it thoroughly, combine it and tell it to an ever wider audience of enthusiasts.

Bee Tourism and the local educational farms evolve into HONEY TOURISM, a way to disseminate not only the knowledge of bees, but also their products. We see our course as a sort of instruction manual to convey to the consumer a deeper knowledge of honey, an easier way to use it every day and several times a day, a way to appreciate it not only as a natural food but also as an ingredient in recipes or as a cosmetic. Honey as natural cosmetic is funny!

We create courses for the development of Honey Tourism, preparing producers and consumers to experience honey as a true Sommelier would experience it.


What does a Honey Taster do? Who is a Honey Sensorialist Taster? Who is the Honey Sommelier?

The Honey Taster is a honey professional who has in-depth knowledge of the sensory analysis of honey and the technique. He knows how to evaluate the quality of honey and knows how to identify the most important olfactory aspects. He uses honey in his preparations, to add and enhance recipes. He knows how to combine wine, beer, spirits, tea, coffee and much more. He knows the alternative uses of honey, its properties.

The Honey Sommelier communicates honey, knows how to present it, tell about it, enhance it and sell it.


Why should you choose our course

Our course is the only truly complete one in the world of honey. The topics covered do not stop only at the sensory analysis of the product and its general evaluation but also at communication techniques, how to use it and combine it at home, in the restaurant, in the beekeeping company, in places such as bars, pubs, breweries, wine bars for the preparation of appetizers with honey or in the agritourism for the administration of honey-based snacks. A complete journey for all enthusiasts and for those who work in the magical universe of bees and honey.


Our courses want to approach an ever-increasing audience. Our commitment is to spread the knowledge of honey at affordable prices, eliminating distances and training difficulties.



Honey Course program:


Lesson 1: Introduction to Honey and professional honey tasting

  • How to taste honey

Lesson 2: Honey Production and Honey Tourism

  • Tasting of 3 monofloral honeys

Lessone 3: Sensory Analysis of Honey

  • Tasting of 3 monofloral honeys

Lesson 4: Types of Honey and Food Pairing rules

  • Tasting of 3 monofloral honeys with cheese

Lesson 5: Pairing honey with meat, fish and eggs

  • Tasting of 3 monofloral honeys with food matching

Lesson 6: Pairing honey with desserts

  • Tasting of 3 monofloral honeys with food matching

Lesson 7: Honey & beverages

  • Tasting of 3 monofloral honeys and pairing

Lesson 8: Pairing honey with fresh and dried fruits

  • Tasting of 3 monofloral honeys with food matching
  • Final Exam


A complete and professional course with 20 and more total monofloral honeys for tasting and many combinations.

You will also be notified of the foods to buy for pairings  (total cost around 30 euros at the supermarket).

With this course you will be certified as Honey Sommelier.

We remind you that Sommelier Italia is an independent school and has nothing to do with the Italian register of honey tasters.

Who is this course dedicated to?

  • Beekeepers
  • Sommeliers
  • Food and wine lovers
  • Restaurateurs
  • Food Bloggers
  • Maître
  • Influencers
  • Cooks
  • Cookery Writers
  • Sales clerks
  • Personal shoppers
  • Chefs
  • Food journalists
  • Food and wine critics
  • Consultants
  • Sensory judges
  • Counter sale
  • Mead producers
  • Simple enthusiasts



Cost of the Honey Sommelier Course on our site Euro 490.00


If you are outside Europe (EEC), when choosing payment of course, you cannot select bank transfers.

In that case this course must be paid with credit card or paypal. Thank you for understanding.

At the end of the course and after passing the final exam, you will receive the certification in .pdf format in Italia/English language.




A certificate is issued in two languages (Italian – English) for all our courses. However, if you need ISO certification valid for Italian and foreign competitions, you can request the additional diploma.

This course complies with ISO 21001 standards: Educational Organization Management Systems. The ISO Diploma, according to ISO 21001 standards, can be requested by paying an additional cost. The certification for this training therefore becomes officially usable according to ISO standards throughout the European and international territory with UNI ISO 21001 certification.

The certification, issued by ITCP on this Sommelier Italia course, has international value recognized in 164 countries around the world, thanks to its design and provision of professional paths according to the required criteria. The certification therefore has official value according to ISO standards both in Italy and abroad and allows an upgrade of credits in public competitions.

Therefore, as a certification, this will have a more widespread value compared to all other courses provided nationwide without ISO.

Ask us about methods and costs by writing to



For any further information write to or WhatsApp +39 351 692 9718





Elsa Menegolli     


Sommelier & Honey Taster. Sensory judge, she was born like a wine taster and soon became a lecturer in the main Italian associations. Over time, she became interested in the study of sensory analysis, also approaching distillates, craft beer and honey. She has many years of experience in teaching and communication. She holds tasting courses at various levels in Italy and abroad. Generally a Consultant, she deals with communication and training for sommeliers and operators in the wine, food and wine tourism world. She is registered in the official list of Experts of the Veneto Region for Doc and Docg and in the national list of Technicians and Experts of Virgin and Extra Virgin Olive Oils. She combines studies on food and wine with those of communication, life coaching, sports mental coaching, well-being, nutrition, holistic and bio-natural disciplines. He is currently one of the only multi-matrix Italian tasters with specializations, even at an international level, on chocolate, honey, coffee, tea, cheese, cured meats, mineral waters. Based in Valpolicella, it promotes wine tourism and Italian products abroad.


If the course does not reach the minimum number of enrollments, it will be rescheduled and the fees promptly returned.

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