Extra Virgin Olive Oil, also known as EVOO, is the liquid obtained in the first pressing of the fruit by cold extraction, and is harvested by purely mechanical means rather than chemical. Olive oil is the cornerstone of the Mediterranean diet, an essential nutritional mainstay for the world’s longest-living cultures.
Parmigiano Reggiano Masterclass
Our first in person Masterclass on authentic Parmigiano Reggiano held in Sydney on the 23rd November 2020. View the video to see the highlights of the day!
The qualities and properties of PDO products are exclusively determined by the geographical environment. In order to receive the PDO status, the entire product must be manufactured and processed within the specific region.
PGI products is a certain quality of feature that is attributable to its geographical origin. For PGI products, the European regulation stresses the production and/or processing phase that must be performed in a certain territory. PGI status is granted even when one phase only of the productive process is carried out in that region.
This label identifies products with traditional features, either in the composition or means of productions, without a specific link to a particular geographical area. This particular certification is given to products with customised names and offering a set of features which distinguish them from other similar products.
These labels were created to legally define wine production areas and production formulas. DOC denotes a wine made within an officially delimited geographic zone, from an officially prescribed grape or blend of grapes. Even more rigidly controlled are those wines labelled DOCG. The previously mentioned IGP can also be used to signify that the wine is from a particular geographic area.