| On 12th Juni the European Union has assigned the first agriculture "Dop" -
Denomination of Protected Origin" .
This recognition is very highly sought after; as a matter of fact the requests
318 were selected, of which 28 were Italian.
Cheese was one of the first cheese to be qualified
as "Dop" and
now it's going to undertake a new phase of commerce.
Obviously who received the Dop, has got not only honours but also clear duties:as
a matter of fact the Commission of the European Union confirmed that all the
phases of the production must be rigorously bound to the place of origin.
This is not a problem for the Fontina
Cheese Cooperative Society and
for its members; on the contrary, it has been one of the qualifying element that
has convinced the severe European "judges". A further guarantee that certifies
und increases the value of the Fontina
Cheese place of origin, that
is to say Aosta Valley.