International Taste and Quality Institute
ITQI closely associated with renowned European chefs, beverages experts and sommeliers from training and daily professional practice for a unique tasting expertise. ITQI actively partners with ten most prestigious European culinary organizations. Different European nationalities are represented in the juries in order to reflect both Latin and Germanic sensitivities in all their subtleties. ITQI judges are recognized by international authorities and world renowned culinary guides such as Muslin and Gault et Millau. Products submitted to ITQI judgement follow a rigorous evaluation process. ITQI and its judges keep total independence and neutrality. ITQI prepares judges by familiarizing them with is proprietary methodology and its specific vocabulary based on the ISO 5492 norms. The products are evaluated by judges on a strictly blind basis without packaging or any other kind of identification. A kit is assigned to each product in order to ensure the most reliable tracking. "One Star" is awarded with marks between 70% and under 80% indicating "Good Tasting" products. "Two Stars" are awarded for products with marks between 80% and fewer than 90% indicating their "Remarkable" quality. "Three Stars" are awarded for "Exceptional" products with 90% and more total marks.