Buy well, buy genuine protected Italian: choose DOP products!

Buy well, buy genuine protected Italian: choose DOP products!

Italy is the European country with the largest number of food and wine excellences: we boast 168 products meeting the strict regulations of DOP, that is, the set of rules guaranteeing all the processes for the production and transformation of a specific product take place in a well defined geographical area.  

The Genovese basil is a unique variety of the Italian basil herb

DOP is a bona fide trademark that protects juridically our most traditional products from counterfeiting and, at the same time, it guarantees their authenticity to consumers.

In the European Union, "Parmigiano-Reggiano" is a protected designation of origin

Aceto Balsamico di Modena Tradizionale, Parmigiano Reggiano, Basilico Genovese are all special and unique both because of their natural environment (geographical origin) and the craftsmanship involved in their preparation or cultivation. These characteristics contribute to make them inimitable outside of such context 

The best balsamic vinegar is Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena

Buying a DOP product means to respect and value the tradition, culture and culinary wisdom of, in our case, Italy. Always look for its typical red and yellow symbol to be sure to bring home not only an excellent product, but a true little piece of Il Bel Paese. 

 

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