Protection Designation of Origin (P.D.O.)

Gorgonzola cheese was acknowledged by the European Union and recorded in the list of “PDO” products on June 12 1996 through the EEC Reg. No. 1107.

To utilize this designation, the conformity requirements set forth by the production specifications must be observed. The entity appointed and authorized by the Italian Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Forestry Policies to ensure the observance of such requirements is Thiene CSQA Certifications. Along with appropriate cheese certification, a conformity certificate is released to allow the sale of products with “Gorgonzola” Protected Designation of Origin.

Appointed and supervised by the Italian Government, a Consortium for the Protection of Gorgonzola Cheese was established in 1970 to monitor and ensure full compliance with and enforcement of national and international legislations protecting “gorgonzola” designation of origin.

Gorgonzola” designation is fully protected in accordance with the first paragraph of the art. 13 of the (EC) Regulation No. 510/2006 of the European Council, in particular by item b), according to which registered designations are protected against “any misuse, imitation, or evocation, even if the true origin of the product is indicated or if the protected name is translated or accompanied by an expression such as ‘style’, ‘type’, ‘method’, ‘as produced in’, ‘imitation’ or similar”.

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