PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) is a certification used by the EU to identify, promote and protect a name of a quality agricultural product or food.
PDO identifies a product:
(a) originating in a specific place, region or a country
(b) whose quality or characteristics are essentially or exclusively due to a particular geographical environment with its inherent natural and human factors
(c) the production steps of which all take place in the defined geographical area.
PDO products are reputable for their excellence and uniqueness, sealed with the quality stamps of the European Union. Highly traceable, unique and continuously monitored for their quality, PDO products are truly the crown jewels of the European production.