Have you ever heard about DOP food? What does dop mean? The acronym stands for Denominazione di Origine Protetta (Protected Designation of Origin), is a trademark of the European Union and indicate a food product with unique quality characteristics.
D.O.P cheeses are synonym of the highest quality. These gourmet cheeses originate from specific geographic areas, and their characteristics essentially or exclusively depend on a specific geographical environment, including natural and human factors, and are therefore produced and processed exclusively in that defined area.
48 Italian DOP cheeses make the Mediterranean peninsula the leading producer of DOP cheeses, followed by France, with 45 products.
Find out the peculiarities of some of these special cheeses and enjoy!
An itinerary through the beautiful Gruyères region, situated in the Fribourg Canton and home of Switzerland's most famous cheese: Gruyère!
Pecorino di Filiano is a hard DOP cheese, made from whole sheep's milk in the province of Potenza, in the South of Italy.
Pecorino is the oldest cheese in Sicily and, most likely, Europe. It is produced on the whole island and has been recognized with the DOP status. Discover more on this amazing Italian cheese.
Brie cheese AOC is a semi-fat cow French soft cheese hailing from the current department of Seine-et-Marne and it takes its name from the homonymous territory east of Paris.
Camembert is a French soft cheese with a typical white rind, made from raw or pasteurized cow's milk. Camembert is definitely one of the most popular French cheeses. Buy it online!
Discover the flavor of Pecorino di Filiano sheep cheese, a unique sheep cheese bearing the taste of a special land.
The Parmigiano Reggiano and the Grana Padano are considered interchangeable in many recipes. Yet, they are quite different.
Grana Padano is one of the oldest Italian and European cheeses, but today, on the plains situated at the foot of the Alps, in a land crossed by pure rivers that descend from the mountains, it is still produced respecting the tradition.
Gorgonzola Dolce is an Italian blue-veined cheese produced in the Italian regions of Lombardy and Piedmont, delicious eaten as is or used in recipes.