Find Michael North daily in a new tasting room at The Olive Trail, Evercreech, Nr Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 6JT. Booking essential

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Taste the freshest olive oils and amazing balsamic vinegars with the Olive Oil Man at Wells City market Saturdays, and Green Park Station(Sainsurys), Bath City, Fridays and Sundays

November 2011

Olive Oil and Wine Tasting Evening Waterlooville Golf Club CHERRY TREE A VENUE, COWPLAIN WATERLOOVILLE, HAMPSHIRE PO8 8AP
Thursday 10th November 2011 6.30pm – 9.00pm

All Woman Show Winchester Winchester Guildhall, Sunday 16th November 2011

October 2011
All Woman Show Oxford Oxford Town Hall Sunday 16th October 2011
September 2011

All Woman Show Fontwell Race Course, Sunday 25th September 2011

July 2011

Winchester Guildhall Food & Produce Show Sunday 31st, 9.30am -4pm | Speaking and tasting sessions.

May 2011

Real Food Festival, London 8-11th

December 2010

Tasting EVOO's Andalucia, Spain

Bath Christmas market

November 2010

Indulgence evening, Oxford - private tasting sesions

Setember 2009

Watch BBC2 - Sunday 9th at 9.00pm - "Dragons' on Tour" - they still don't know quite what to make of "fresh seasonal olive oil" - best kept to the private club, perhaps!

29th-30th August PLAY THE FIELD - Keinton Mandeville, Somerset with CHARLES HAZZLEWOOD and Deborah Meadon (Dragons' Den) - amazing event - wet - wet - wet! - fantastic support - busy with the new Chilean harvest - didn't move out of the tent all day. Vivaldi came to winter and I fell out of the field, exhausted!

Michael North, Richard and Jaques

16th - Sunday

Plymouth Flavour Fest with Chefs Jaques Marcal and Richard Valder

- introducing the Michael North "Signature Series" fresh seasonal olive oil and a few lovers like the new St Clements "oranges an lemons" balsamic dressing.


July 2009
Winchester food Show 26th June
June 2009

"Olive Oil and its Lovers" an evening with Michael North for WI Cattistock, Saville Hall, Cattistock, Devon

May 2009

Wiilie and Michael North

The Real Food Show brought in some new tasting experiences for some like Willie and friends of "Willies Supreme Cacao" - of TV fame. A convert to our BLACK GOLD century balsamic.

Visit us at the The Real Food Show, Olympia, London - Friday 8th - Sunday 10th May Come and taste the new harvest and the launch of "B Shots" the all new pocket spray balsamic vinegars.


December 2008

Michael North and Kirsten O'BrienKirsten O'Brien And Michael North on Ready Steady Cook

Special appearance at The Haymarket Hotel, 1 Suffolk Place, London - The Pool & Bar tasting with The Hideaways Club - call for your invitation - 8th Dec at 7pm


October 2008

Thursday 9th - 9am with Morning Jo Radio Somerset listen in live 95.5FM or online
Visit Michael live at Sanders Garden World Centre Sunday 12th from 10am or "Fruity Fortnight" Monkton Elm Garden and Pet Centre: Lets Get Fruity Fortnight - from 11am each day: Friday 17th, Sunday 19th, Friday 24th and Sunday 26th see Burnham-On-Sea for details. September 2008Poole says "come on down!" - Poole Town Centre Manager takes initiative and gets Michael to come the Farmers Market - Celebrity tasting, oil that is! - Thursday 4th September put it in your diary - GET FRESH!

The Dragons Den - perhaps the ultimate challenge for The Trail Master? Michael North introduces fresh seasonal olive oil to the city money folk. A storm erupts, there is no let up, it will only be "seasonal fresh olive oil" or nothing at all!

Michael North and the Dragons

Michael North, who lived in Allestree for 27 years, owns his own company, The Olive Trail, which specialises in importing fresh, seasonal oil products and balsamic vinegars to its customers ...full article follow this link June 2008

"Ready Steady Cook" with Ainsley Harriet and others. Broadcast Thurs 5th June

Ainsley Harriet | Michael NorthYo Michael, Trail Master or whatever - I took the NZ oil home, ace flavours - Ainsley

Hi Michael
Oh bugger. Got stuck and missed the tele. I bet it went brilliantly, Michael is made for it.
Gave my last bottle of Kiwi oil to my Kiwi brother-inlaw who is in love with itand thrilled out of his socks that it came from New Zealand.
Well, it was a really big birthday and I quite like him. No other bugger is getting a whole bottle, though, unless they buy it from you. I'm happy to say that we are not so mean whith it now and lots of people are getting tastes. They all think its really smashing. Never mind if the antipodes is a bit late. It's not their fault and it will be worht waiting for. Give us a shout when your' getting ready to send out the next lot and we could fix to include some of the new bits and bobs.
Do Phone if you're comming any where near here.
Brigid x

April 2008

Great session for Prostrate Cancer with Enid - can do a tutored tasting "just for you" - contact the Trail Master.

March 2008

Sunday lecture in Blagdon, Somerset - Have your own private tasting party. Markets as usual find The Trailmaster at Wells City markets Wednesdays and Saturdays or Tuesdays at Glastonbury.

February 2008

Back from a tasting session in Australia - The Hunter Valley, NSW - in a nutshell they are not quite ready but I am sure some good oils will come out of the "Hunter" in the future.

The new season's oils have just been tasted and there are some rather exciting oils to come out of Greece, Sicily and Northern Italy - watch this space.

November 2007

"Make the World's best vinaigrette in under 30 seconds!"
Visit Michael North, The Trail Masters session at the BBC Good Food Show NEC 29th Nov 1pm in the Food Tasting workshops

October 2007

Listen to Jeni Barnett LBC on Sundays You missed "On the olive trail - olive oil, balsamic and chocolate ganache" Read her blog here

A hit event with all - old and new members thanks to all - more to come here!!
Veranda in Olive Heaven

Martin says, "Olive oil and chocolate might sound like an unlikely combination, but since we introduced olive oil aficionados The Trail Master at The Olive Trail to chocolatier Damian Allsop, we’ve found out that nothing could be further from the case! Damian has created some fantastic olive oil and water based ganaches using freshly harvested olive oil."


organic heaven olive oil


Visit the Trailmaster for regular tutored tasting's and consultancy at Glastonbury Tuesday Market; Wells Market - Wednesdays and Saturdays 9am - 2pm

August 2007: The August oils are now with our Members with some rave reviews and a Gold award for our last harvest selection, Single variety Hojiblanca it certainly was "yummy". Two new top Chefs now take our select oils.

July 2007: The new harvest from RSA is on its way - take a look at the view on the right - you can be there too, if you join the Trail masters tasting trip!

May 2007: A visit or at least some new tasting's from RSA - TBA

TravelKalamata Olive and Coffee Poros

Club Members are invited to apply to travel with Michael to one of the olive producing countries. The fully escorted 7-10 day, tutored tour will include, the olive grove, the mill, the press (when they are in operation!), explore the region, history, tradition and customs, its people, the local food, and of course the official tasting . The whole tour will will be informal and relaxed yet full of fascinating facts, folklore, and you will have plenty of free time to explore for yourself if you so choose. The view left is through a wild kalamata over to Poros Island, Greece - breath taking! The Trailmaster has just returned from a visit to Portugal and Spain and guess who he met there, Judy Ridgway of course! They have tasted the fresh harvest, some indeed was not even bottled yet, tasting straight out of the vat! The new oils have been chosen and will be announced to the Members soon!

April 2007

The new oils are here, and the Club Members have had there's delivered, some even want to photo, frame, and not even taste. Get real guys, especially certain Members not to be named but rather they are rather well known household names. Here is a pici of the little saucy Spanish organic number! Also there is an amazing Portuguese Arbequina and an unusual world first blend with a hint of Cobrançosa - mmmm!!

March 2007

See me at Wells, Somerset - every Wednesday

February 2007

Open market tasting's Wells, Somerset from Sat 10th Feb. and every Wednesday.

January 2007

UKTV Food - Great Food Live with Jeni Barnett and celebrity chef Frank Bordoni, Peter BaylessPeter Bayless(BBC Master Chef of the Year 2006) and wine buff Olly Smith

London Women's Institute - The Olive Tree as a way of Life, the layman's guide to Olive Oil Tasting and an introduction to Balsamic vinegar.

Monthly tasting's are held in London - contact us for more details


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