Quality food and drink across Europe

European food and drink reflect the continent’s cultural diversity and rich lands. EU geographical indication schemes protect specific know how, authenticity and agro-environmental conditions.

Geographical indications include protected geographical indications (PGI) and protected designation of origins (PDO). These schemes protect the name of a product that comes from a specific region and follows a particular traditional production process.

For PDOs, the raw ingredients need to come from the region of origin where all steps of production need to take place. As for PGIs, at least one of the stages of production, processing or preparation takes place in the region.

Münchener Bier PGI

Münchener Bier PGI

Drawn from wells sunk deep into the rock beneath the city, the famous quality of Munich beer draws over 6 million people to the city each year.

Feta PDO

Feta PDO

Salty and slightly acidic, Feta PDO is a cheese with a history as rich as its taste.

Chianti PDO

Chianti PDO

One of the most famous Italian wines, Chianti PDO is known across the globe.

Comté PDO

Comté PDO

Nutty flavours. An ivory golden colour. Comté PDO is no ordinary hard cheese.

Prosciutto di Parma PDO

Prosciutto di Parma PDO

Who hasn’t heard of Parma ham, or Prosciutto di Parma PDO? An aged raw Italian ham found in most Italian delis or restaurants.

Krokos Kozanis PDO

Krokos Kozanis PDO

Krokos Kozanis PDO or Greek saffron is known for its particularly high quality colour and strong flavour.

 

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