Protected Designation of Origin

Sicily Ready for PGI Certification

Only a few steps remain for Sicilian extra virgin olive oil to achieve its own protected origin certification.

International Day of Italian Cuisines Celebrates Spaghetti al Pomodoro

Chef Cesare Casella, welcomed restaurateurs, food industry professionals, and journalists to the International Day of Italian Cuisines.
Special Report

Modesty and Mastery Inspire New Siurana DOP Image

They used to say their olive oil was “the best oil in the world” - and they still do - but Catalonia’s Siurana DOP has a new slogan.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil IGP Sicilia

Sicily's huge environmental and biodiversity heritage must be preserved and promoted through a Protected Designation of Origin.
Olive Oil Times Special

Spain’s Sierra del Moncayo Seeks Protected Designation of Origin Status

Producers from Sierra del Moncayo are nearing the final leg of their bid to register their zone as one of Spain's new olive oil PDOs.

Greece Gets ‘Agourelio Chalkidikis’ PDO

Local producers say the distinction adds value to their oil known for its low acidity, bright green color and pleasant bitterness.
Special Report

Olive Oil Quality Seals? Take Your Pick

Quality seal programs certify the quality of the olive oils displaying their stickers so consumers can buy with confidence.

What Makes a ‘DOP’ Olive Oil Different?

What does it mean when an olive oil has a label indicating it was made in a Protected Designation of Origin?