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.

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Geraardsbergse Mattentaarten PGI

Made with flaky pastry and with a dark brown crust, Geraardsbergse Mattentaarten PGI are a traditional Flemish specialty.

Bordeaux PDO

Bordeaux wines enjoy a reputation for excellence, achieved through centuries of experience and the conditions of the region where the grapes are grown.

Radicchio Rosso di Treviso PGI

Wild chicory’s journey from roadside flower to Radicchio Rosso di Treviso PGI is one of careful breeding, innovation and artisanship.

Mozzarella di Bufala Campana PDO

Porcelaine white with a creamy texture, Mozzarella di Bufala Campana PDO is only produced with the fresh milk of water buffalos.

Irish Whiskey GI

One of the world’s oldest spirits, Irish whiskey has been distilled in Ireland since the 6th Century.

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.


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


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


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

Prosciutto di Parma

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

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