To safeguard the best European food products the European PDO and PGI certifications were developed. These indications represent the flagships of a production unparalleled in the world that can boast of undeniable excellence with regard to the qualitative, nutritional and sensory profile. The PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) and PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) seals of quality, established by the European Community, protect agricultural and food products whose qualitative characteristics essentially or exclusively depend on their geographic environment.
Geographic environment refers to the sum of all the natural and human factors, including the production and transformation techniques that make the product unique and inimitable. They are products of extreme excellence, resulting from the application of rigorous production rules defined in specific regulations.
Compliance with these rules is constantly monitored by independent entities who certify that the standards are met. Every aspect of the production process is traceable and subject to tests to verify the raw materials used and guard against counterfeit products, so that the final quality of the products is completely guaranteed.