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Guided Tastings & Other Events

Drop-In Casual Tasting

You are invited to visit any of our four shops in Barrie, Newmarket, Midland and Orillia to taste our fresh cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil and authentic balsamic vinegar during normal business hours without an appointment. We are happy to spend some time with you explaining and exploring!


BOOK a Group Guided Tasting Experience!
90 Minutes – During or After Store Hours
Location: Any Store – Choose Your Date

If you have the time and are eager to explore more deeply, gather friends, family or co-workers and consider booking a Private Guided Tasting Experience. We give your group private access to our teams and our shops and provide everyone with the chance to sample our products with food prepared especially for you.

Participate in an expanded tasting of olive oils and vinegars with a trained taster.  Discover new ways to pair olive oils & balsamic vinegars with food.  Includes salad, dessert and guided tasting. Meat & charcuterie options are available at additional cost.

Available in any store location:
Barrie 705.792.0300
Newmarket 905.235.7645
Midland 705.526.3463
Orillia 705.325.7272

Minimum 10 participants for this experience during or after shop hours.
Starts at $25/person, tax included.
Contact us by calling your local store, above, or by using the form below!

Mocktails Workshops
2 Hours 5:30-7:30pm
Location: Olive Oil Co. Barrie

Wednesday, FEBRUARY 7
Wednesday, JUNE 5
Wednesday, AUGUST 21
Wednesday, NOVEMBER 6

Join us as we shake things up with our popular Mocktails Workshops. 
Learn how to mix up delicious and refreshing balsamic drinks that are perfect for gatherings, celebrations and every day.
These workshops are presently scheduled to take place at The Olive Oil Co Barrie from 5:30-7:30pm. If there is enough interest (minimum 10) we will host these events in Newmarket, Midland and Orillia also on the dates below or on your date of choice.

Available in any store location:
Barrie 705.792.0300
Newmarket 905.235.7645
Midland 705.526.3463
Orillia 705.325.7272

Minimum 10 participants for this experience after shop hours.
$30/person, tax included.
Contact us by calling your local store, above, or by using the form below!

Book a NIGHT OUT Experience – Italy, Greece, Syria or Spain!
6-9pm (May 28, July 11, August 22, September 12)
Liberty North, 100 Caplan Avenue, Barrie, ON,
Java West Room

Join our group event with Olive Oil Co.’s team of talented home chefs and Chef Mark Braiser at Liberty North. You’ll have an opportunity to select from 4 nights out – Syria, Italy, Greece or Spain!  Discover new ways to cook with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Includes one Signature Cocktail and a 3-Course Meal with recipes chosen from Olive Oil and Vinegar Lovers Cookbooks written by Emily Lycopolus – author of 6 olive oil focused cookbooks and winner of Taste Canada and Gourmand World Cookbook Awards

Tuesday, MAY 28 2024, 6-9pm – A Night Out – ITALY
Menu Highlights: Aperol Spritz, Fresh Tomato Bruschetta, Pasta Gremolata with Shaved Fennel and Orange Salad, Flourless Chocolate Torte

Thursday, JULY 11 2024, 6-8pm – A Night Out – GREECE
Menu Highlights: Ouzo, Mezze Platter of Hummus, Tzatziki, Pita, Vegetables, Roasted Chicken with Dried Fruit or Braised Stuffed Peppers & Lemon Roasted Potatoes, Phyllo Pumpkin Pie with Nutmeg Ice Cream

Thursday, AUGUST 22 2024, 6-9pm – A Night Out – SYRIA
Menu Highlights: Arak, Mezze Platter of Babaganoush, Beet Hummus, Muhammara, Flat Bread and raw veggies, Eggplant with Minced Beef & Pomegranate and Aleppo Spiced Green Beans, Semolina Spice Cake

Thursday, SEPTEMBER 12 2024, 6-9pm – A Night Out – SPAIN
Menu Highlights: Sangria, Endive and Citrus 2-Bite Salad Cups, Empanadas, Paella, Spanish Flan

Only $99/person includes one Signature cocktail, Appetizer Station and all food.
There will be a cash bar for additional beverage purchases.
Liberty North Chef Mark Braiser and Emily Lycopolus (Recipe Book Author) will join us to discuss the meals, inspiration etc.
Recipe Books and Oil & Vinegar Sets will be available for purchase at discounted prices.
PRIZE DRAW each night!
Limited space available.

Contact us with questions using the form below OR purchase your tickets by calling 705.792.0300

Request a Date for your Private Tasting

We can accommodate the timing that best suits you at our Barrie, Midland, Newmarket or Orillia Locations

    Join One of Our Group Events!
    Let’s Do Lunch (& Learn!) 
    60 Minutes, 12-1pm
    Liberty North Barrie, Caplan Ave., Barrie

    2024 – Menu Details
    FEBRUARY 16 SOLD OUT – Pretty in Pink Flatbread – a grilled flatbread topped with beet hummus and a watermelon radish slaw featuring Blood Orange Olive Oil & Rose Pinot Noir Balsamic Vinegar
    MARCH 22 SOLD OUT – Grilled Salad Wrap featuring Pesto Olive Oil & Tuscan Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar
    APRIL 29 – Black Bean & Mushroom Tacos featuring Chipotle Olive Oil and Black Garlic Balsamic
    MAY 27 – Asparagus and Pesto Pasta featuring Italian Lemon Olive Oil and Bianco White Balsamic
    JUNE 21 – Tuscan White Bean Pasta Salad featuring Tuscan Herb Olive Oil and Sicilian Lemon Balsamic
    JULY 19 – Summer Medley Bowl featuring Persian Lime Olive Oil and Mango Balsamic
    AUGUST 16 – Falafel Wrap featuring Milanese Gremolata Olive Oil and Oregano Balsamic
    SEPTEMBER 20 – Spicy Carrot and Chickpea Salad featuring Harissa Olive Oil and Pomegranate Balsamic
    OCTOBER 18 – Autumn Harvest Bowl featuring Blood Orange Olive Oil and Bourbon Maple Balsamic

    Request a date

    For your private guided tasting or to join a group experience, request a date below.

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