Made in Italy:
Outstanding foods & wines

Learn how to identify Italy's certified foods & wines.
Discover where they are produced in Italy.
Understand the local cultures & traditions behind each product.

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Made in Italy

The European Union and Slow Food protect and promote Made in Italy products

European Union quality schemes and logos

European Union quality schemes and logos

European Union quality schemes and logos

Agricultural products reflect the rich diversity of different traditions and regions. To protect and promote these products produced in the European Union, the EU has created quality schemes and logos which help highlight the qualities and tradition associated with registered products.
Source: EU Agriculture and Rural Development

EU logos: Protected Designation of Origin, Protected Geographical Indication, Traditional Speciality Guaranteed

EU logos: Protected Designation of Origin, Protected Geographical Indication, Traditional Speciality Guaranteed

EU logos: Protected Designation of Origin, Protected Geographical Indication, Traditional Speciality Guaranteed

Genuine Made in Italy products can be identified through the Protected Designation of Origin, Protected Geographical Indication and Traditional Speciality Guaranteed EU logos.
Source: EU Agriculture and Rural Development

Over 800 registered Geographical Indication products

Over 800 registered Geographical Indication products

Over 800 registered Geographical Indication products

Italy has the largest number of registered Geographical Indication products (PDO, PGI, TSG) in the world. A total of 818 certified products, as of 31 December 2017, of which 295 Food and 526 Wine. Every year these numbers increase.
Source: 15th Ismea-Qualivita Report

Every Italian region has certified products

Every Italian region has certified products

Every Italian region has certified products

Every single one of Italy’s 20 regions has a certified Geographical Indication product. As of 31 December 2017, the Food winning regions are Emilia Romagna with 45 PDO & PGI products, followed by Veneto (38) and Lombardia (36). Wine winning regions are Piemonte with 59 PDO & PGI products, Tuscany (58), Veneto (53) and Lombardia (42).
Source: 15th Ismea-Qualivita Report

Slow Food Presidia label

Slow Food Presidia label

Slow Food Presidia label

There are other agricultural products which adopt traditional processing methods, native breeds and local plant varieties. The Slow Food Presidia label accompanies, identifies, protects and promotes Italian Slow Food Presidia products.
Source: Slow Food Presidia

Over 250 Slow Food Presidia products in Italy

Over 250 Slow Food Presidia products in Italy

Over 250 Slow Food Presidia products in Italy

Over 250 products in Italy are part of the Slow Food Presidia project which protects high quality, traditional and artisanal products. The Project sustains quality production at risk of extinction, protects unique regions and ecosystems, recovers traditional processing methods, safeguards native breeds and local plant varieties.
Source: Slow Food Presidia

How to identify quality Made in Italy products

Protected Designation of Origin (PDO or DOP in Italian)

Protected Designation of Origin (PDO or DOP in Italian)

This identifies products that are produced, processed and prepared in a specific geographical area, using the recognised know-how of local producers and ingredients from the region concerned. These are products whose characteristics are linked to their geographical origin. They must adhere to a precise set of specifications and may bear the PDO logo.
Source and image: EU Agriculture and Rural Development

Protected Geographical Indication (PGI or IGP in Italian)

Protected Geographical Indication (PGI or IGP in Italian)

This identifies products whose quality or reputation is linked to the place or region where it is produced, processed or prepared, although the ingredients used need not necessarily come from that geographical area. All PGI products must also adhere to a precise set of specifications and may bear the logo.
Source and image: EU Agriculture and Rural Development

Traditional Speciality Guaranteed (TSG or STG in Italian)

Traditional Speciality Guaranteed (TSG or STG in Italian)

This identifies products of a traditional character, either in the composition or means of production, without a specific link to a particular geographical area. The TSG is not a geographical indication as such, but focuses the spotlight on tradition.
Source and image: EU Agriculture and Rural Development

Geographical Indications products in Italy

Geographical Indications products in Italy

Discover which food, wine and spirits products have the PDO, PGI and TSG labels in the Italian region you are visiting. The QUALIGEO database is the first database dedicated to products with Geographical Indications (GIs) and it is recognized and supported by the European Union and the Italian Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, as well as national and international systems for the protection of GIs.

Slow Food Presidia products in Italy

Slow Food Presidia products in Italy

Over 250 products in Italy are part of the Slow Food Presidia project, in Italian “Presìdi Slow Food”. This project sustains quality production at risk of extinction, protects unique regions and ecosystems, recovers traditional processing methods, safeguards native breeds and local plant varieties. Only producers who have signed the production rules are authorized to use the “Presìdi Slow Food” logo. Discover which are the Slow Food Presidia products of the Italian region you are visiting.

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