In Italy there are over 800 food products awarded with a designation of origin and geographical indications. Wines, olive oils, cheeses: these are just some examples of Italian products marked with abbreviations such as PDO (protected designation of origin) and PGI (protected geographical indication). Thanks to the Ministry of Agricultural, Food, Forestry and Tourism Policies (Mipaaft), it is possible to get to know them better thanks to the new dedicated portal.
The denomination PDO (DOP in Italian) identifies a product originating in a place, region or, in some cases of a particular country. The quality or characteristics of these productions are essentially or exclusively due to a particular geographical environment including natural and human factors. The production of PDO products takes place in a defined geographical area; these type of certifications are the most widespread in Italy: 573 products of which 406 wines.
The denomination PGI (IGP in Italian) identifies products originating from a specific place, region or country, whose geographical origin is essentially attributable to a given quality and whose production takes place for at least one of its phases in the defined geographical area. There are 248 Italian products registered with this certification, including 118 wines.
In Sardinia, there are 43 the geographical indications including 33 PDO and PGI wines, 3 PDO cheeses and 5 other products belonging to other categories (eg. Lamb of Sardinia PGI or Sardinian saffron PDO).
In the portal each product has its own information sheet. It is also possible to stay updated on the main promotional events of our typical products at national level.
To visit the portal, click here