Ayala Noy Meir
Ayala Noy Meir is an agronomist with a Masters degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is a quality consultant for olive oil producers in Israel and manager of the organic, cold press olive oil mill “Rish Lakish” which exploits more than 100 acres of organic olive trees. Following an internship in olive oil cultivation and production at Tel Hai College, Ayala followed several IOC-approved olive oil tasting courses, including the “Olive Without Borders” training course in Spain led by José María Penco and Dr. Fathi Abd El-Hadi.
Ayala lectures regularly on various aspects olive oil in Israel and internationally and is the representative of the Organic Olive Growers Association on the Israeli Olive Growers Board. From 2012 to 2016 she was a member of the Israeli IOC olive oil panel. Recently she became Israel’s representative at the Women in Olive Oil Organization. She has judged at the TerraOlivo and Masters of Olive Oil competitions in Israel and Italy, respectively.