Fun Free Annual Events
- Sat, Oct 22McGaheysville
Weekly & Monthly
Classes & Tasting Demos
Healing Olive Oil Herbal Salve Crafting Class
Weekly on Thursdays from 11:00 AM to 12:00PM
Other dates/times available upon request for groups of 4 to 8.
Class held at Valley Olive Oil & Balsamics
42 Island Ford Rd., Ste. E, McGaheysville, VA 22840
Recommended for ages 14+
Craft a fun scentsatious all purpose healing high biophenol Ultra Premium Extra Virgin olive oil herbal 8oz salve!
Class includes a demo with a bit of scandalous history, industry fraud, industry truths and tips, a little recipe talk, sampling of fresh UP EVOO like a true olive oil sommelier, comparison of our 18 & 20 year aged sweet Italian Balsamic, and private group in store tasting of all our 50+ delicious EVOOS, fused/infused all natural olive oils and super sweet Italian balsamics before we open the store for the day.
Your Healing Herbal Olive Oil Salve may aid in wound & burn healing, anti aging, anti itch, sunburn relief, insect repellent, dry & cracked skin, eczema, acne treatment, eye lash conditioner, make up remover, under eye treatment, cuticle healer, diaper rash ointment, cradle cap treatment, sore muscle and joint relief, split ends treatment, reduce stretch marks, & more, depending on the herbs and essential oils you choose along with our super high bio phenol anti oxidant rich Extra Virgin Olive Oil!
Pre Registration & payment required to book class spot by 10 pm on Wednesdays.
Later sign up, until start of class may be booked upon request if spots are still available.
If paying cash, registration may be paid in store by the close of business the day before class.
Limited spots available, so sign up in advance to save your spot.
$25 Each individual participant.
$15 Each additional salve.
$15 Each person who previously crafted
a healing salve with us and would like
to refill their clean container again.
If you cancel your class spot more than 24 hours prior to the class date you will receive a full refund. Cancellation requests received with less than 24 hour notice will be eligible for a refund less a $10 individual cancellation fee.
Healing Olive Oil
We offer a monthly Cooking Demonstration
and Tasting Night
one Thursday each month
from 6:30PM to 7:30PM.
Advance sign up is required as space is limited.
$15 per person.
Discounts offered on purchases made following the demo & tasting.
Be sure to check our Calendar of Events and our store Facebook Events section for upcoming demo and tasting night dates! We will add new dates as they are scheduled. Spots may be reserved by cash or card while in our store, or by following the link to our online store below.
Each Tasting Night will feature recipes flavored and marinated with our delicious olive oil and balsamic vinegars. We will demonstrate how to prepare the dishes, share the featured recipes with you, and you will get to sample each of the recipes made. Dishes may include a combination of main dish, side dish, drinks, desserts, or appetizer recipes. Most demos will include 2 dishes prepared at the event and an additional one prepared ahead of time and then discussed, all will be sampled, and all will be given to gests on a printed recipe sheet at the event. See the Next & Past Dishes link below to view our gallery of what is to come or has been done.
Following the demo and sampling, you can also enjoy an after hours tasting of the nearly 50 oils and balsamics we carry. New purchases may be made the same night of the demo along with pre order pick ups. Please save refill requests for our regular walk in hours. Refill bottles require extra time and can be difficult to keep up with the number of guests in attendance on Recipe Demo nights.
Our recipe tasting and demo is a way for us to share our passion with you, try new things, and get together for a bit of tasty and social fun!
We hope you will enjoy our food & fun evenings! Join us soon!
Food & Fun
Recipe Tasting & Demo
& Off Site Demos
Private After Hours Group Tastings
Please use Request Link Below
Private tastings are available for anytime after hours, but are not needed to come during regular hours for free tastings unless you are needing the space for a larger group for yourselves only. We are happy to accommodate your group in any way we are able to make your visit or gathering special.
Contact us for group event pricing and consider a loaf of sliced French or Italian bread along with UP oils for dipping, sliced pound cake with Balsamic Vinegars for drizzling along with a sampling of Balsamic Vinegar cake glazes, and sparkling water sample for Balsamic spritzers. Tastings include our free sampling of all oils, balsamics, and specialty vinegars.
For additional sampling items, table, and chairs for hosting your gathering at our store, please send us an inquiry. We are happy to quote a price and discuss adding most any sampling treats, drinks, or recipes using the balsamics or olive oils you would like your guests to try.
Also great small venues for bridal showers, direct sales parties, etc. Please let us know of your interest and we will customize your tasting and your quote based on guest size, event type, food needed or self provided.
Off Site Group Events & Vending
We are able to travel to events and set up a table with healthy information, samples to taste, and small sale bottles. This service is great for local health fairs, gyms, women's groups, garden clubs, etc.
Please contact us for additional details.