Crocuses Jiloca Awarded with the Superior Taste Award 2016

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The company AZAFRANES JILOCA has been awarded with the prize for SUPERIOR TASTE AWARD qualification OUTSTANDING.

The Superior Taste Award recognizes the quality of the Saffron that distributes Azafranes Jiloca being the first and only Spanish company in the sector to receive this recognition.

The Award was obtained after a blind tasting of the product, 200 professionals of the catering industry, Chefs with Michelin stars between them, scored the product on a number of aspects and the resulting score is the saffron of AZAFRANES JILOCA has obtained an Outstanding rating.

the jury of The International Taste & Quality Institute is unique because it is selected from anexclusive partnership with the organizations culinary professionals most prestigious in Europe, the Association of Sommellerie Internationale (ASI) and other experts in beverages.

These wine tasters, chosen by the organizations and iTQi, have many years of experience in the tasting of foods from around the world. Not only have they practised their trades in Europe, but also in countries as diverse as Japan, China, Thailand, Australia, North America, Central and South America. They are always excited to discover new flavours or products unknown.

Each taster is elected by :

  • The unanimous acknowledgement of his talentby guides such as Michelin or Gault Millau
  • Su long experience tasting
  • Your ability to describe in detail the features flavor of the products and suggest possible improvements in the report of sensory analysis

This information provided by iTQi is very requested by the participating companies to analyze in detail the results of the test. Graphs and reports of sensory analysis are valuable tools for the Quality Control officer in search of independent advice and documented about the taste of their products.

To maximize the objectivity of the evaluations, iTQi organizes tastings with:

  • The elimination of the interactions among the members of the jury
  • The presentation of the products blind and anonymously
  • Panels very large of judges of different nationalities.

To ensure transparency, iTQi allows to the participating companies, that make the specific request, attend the tastings.

you could say that the Superior Taste Award is the Michelin guide of Food.

José María Plumed (Director General)

“we Knew that we have a great product, our saffron has been enjoying good recognition, but to get a score so high has been a pleasant surprise, but considering the high level of professionals who have completed the tasting, have the opportunity to receive congratulations from Cheffs, with great talent, fills us with pride”

José Ramón Plumed (Manager)

“It’s great to receive this award, being the only Spanish company with this award for the quality of saffron gives us renewed strength to continue working and improving day-to-day in our work, we are growing a lot as a company and feel like a pat on the back why we are doing the right things”