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.
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.
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.
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.