We look at the various different designations that exist for protected foods, such as PDOs, and the wonderful ingredients and producers that these cover, from Parmesan in Italy to Pembrokeshire Early potatoes.

PDOs and beyond: Foods with protected status

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Protected foods
Protected food classifications in Europe
Protected food classifications in Europe
by Great British Chefs
06 November 2015
Many foods across Europe have been awarded protected status to safeguard their unique characteristics or production methods, but do you know your PDOs from your PGIs? Here we explain the main classifications for the EU Protected Food Name programme.
Protected Foods – France
Protected food classifications in France
Protected food classifications in France
by Great British Chefs
06 November 2015
The French appellation system is the oldest food protection system in the world and runs concurrently with EU system
Protected Foods – Italy
Protected food classifications in Italy
Protected food classifications in Italy
by Great British Chefs
06 November 2015
With more protected foods than any other country. Italy has many of the worlds most recognizable protected foods
Protected Foods — Spain
Protected food classifications in Spain
Protected food classifications in Spain
by Great British Chefs
06 November 2015
Here we explain the various Spanish foods and wines that are protected under the EU protected foods scheme and Spanish DO system
Protected Foods – Portugal
Protected food classifications in Portugal
Protected food classifications in Portugal
by Great British Chefs
06 November 2015
Portugal has over one hundred protected foods, including wine, cheese, meat and fish
Protected Foods – United Kingdom
Protected food classifications in the UK
Protected food classifications in the UK
by Great British Chefs
03 November 2015
Here we explain the EU food protection classifications and the UK foods protected.