What is DOP?

The DOP label verifies that your favorite cheese, prosciutto, olive oil, etc., is produced in a particular geographical zone using only traditional methods. DOP stands for Denominazione di Origine Protetta 

To be eligible for DOP certification:

– The product must be sourced from a specific area – Produced in accordance with certain production specifications.

What countries use DOP?

Currently, Italy is the only country that has adopted a DOP system.

How to recognize DOP?

To recognize a DOP product, look for the red and yellow seal issued by the European Union

Best-known products that have DOP label

Grana Padano cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Fichi di Cosenza (figs), Cipolla Rossa di Tropea (red onions), Aceto Balsamico di Reggio Emilia (balsamic vinegar

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