DOP of Bergamo's Province

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Nine cheeses

  1. Formai de Mut dell’Alta Valle Brembana
  2. Taleggio
  3. Bitto
  4. Gorgonzola
  5. Grana Padano
  6. Quartirolo Lombardo
  7. Salva Cremasco
  8. Provolone Valpadana
  9. Strachitunt

One extra virgin olive oil

  1. Extra virgin olive oil Lombard lakes – Olio Extravergine di Oliva dei Laghi Lombardi

One cold cuts 

  1. Salamini Italiani alla Cacciatora

DOP - What are they

The acronym DOP or “Denominazione di Origine protetta” (Protected Designation of Origin – PDO) is a legal European certification which promotes and protects name of foodstuffs owning quality features which depend on the territory where they are produced.

The production has to take place within a well-defined geographical area and it strictly has to follow specific rules.

The following of these rules has a primary importance and it is controlled and guaranteed by a specific monitoring body.

 

There are two types of elements which distinguish DOP products from the others :

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natural elements : the climate and / or other peculiarity of the territory

human elements : characteristic mode of production, craftsmanship, …

The combination of these two elements allows a product to be produced only in a specific area and with well-defined technical features.

All DOP products are characterized by a yellow-red mark.