PDO

Agriform has chosen to dedicate itself primarily to Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) cheeses. The choice in marketing PDO cheeses means protecting and promoting the excellence of Italy’s agricultural and food culture, acknowledging and appreciating the tradition, in safeguarding the variation of the production locations and the authenticity of the tastes.

The PDO products markets by Agriform are:
- Grana Padano
- Parmigiano Reggiano
- Piave
- Asiago
- Montasio
- Monte Veronese
- Pecorino Romano
- Provolone Valpadana
- Gorgonzola
 

P.D.O.: What is it?

Its the trademark of the legal protection of the name which is given by the European Union to those foodstuffs whose quality characteristics depend essentially or exclusively on the territory in which they were produced and therefore cannot be imitated outside a determined production zone.

A uniqueness that comes from the combination of natural factors (climate, environmental, geological and agronomical characteristics) and human factors (tradition, production techniques handed down over time, craftsmanship) for the geographical area.

In order for a product to be able to use the PDO mark, the production, transformation and processing phases must take place in a defined geographical area. This product must adhere to strict production rules established in the production specifications that are guaranteed by a specific supervisory body.

The Agriform cheeses bearing the PDO mark are therefore those produced in the legally defined region of origin, in compliance with the production specifications.
 

PDO: Guaranteed quality and origins

This European Community recognition is a guarantee which ensures that the consumer is purchasing quality food meeting the determined requirements and was produced in compliance with precise specifications.

The PDO mark ensures:
1. Reliability, because it relates to products regulated by Italian and EU laws.
2. Traceability, since the products come from a geographically defined area.
3. Link with the territory, since the products are obtained using traditional methods and have particular characteristics due to a close link between product and territory.
4. Typical nature, meaning that the product is obtained by respecting the traditional production method and processing methods that maintain the products typical nature.