Itinerary of PDO products
PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) products are recognized by the European Union for the way they are produced, processed and prepared in a given geographical area, using recognised know-how.
The European countries with the highest number of PDO products are Italy and, now, followed by France.
The most frequently recognized Italian PDO products are fruit and vegetables, then extra -virgin olive oil, cheese and dairy products, meats (cured and fresh meat).
Among the most noble cold cuts there is Carpegna ham, which in 1996 has obtained the POD stamp (Protected Designation of Origin). Even though the production area is only in Carpegn... >>
This Cartoceto oil has obtained the POD stamp (Protected Designation of Origin). Important among local varieties are: Coroncina, Falerone Piantone, Molignano Piantone, Fermo Sargan... >>
The area of production of Casciotta d’Urbino cheese corresponds to the entire province of Pesaro-Urbino. The earliest written documentation on the existence of the cheese dates ba... >>
In some of the areas of the Marche region they make Sogliano cave-aged cheese (formaggio di fossa), a very old, traditional cheese which was born from the wisdom of farmers in the ... >>
The history of the cured meats of the Marche is tied in with the sharecroppers, who would use almost every part of the pig in one way or the other. The animals were fed with great ... >>
The Tender Ascolan olive, called Picena in Latin classics, has a slightly elongated shape with a uniform colour, from green to straw-yellow: it is crunchy, easy to digest and is by... >>