protected designation of origin
On the remote coast of Anglesey, Halen Môn sea salt factory produces fine fleur de sel for use in Walker's crisps and export to over 20 countries around the world.
When it comes to sake, you’d probably assume that when you order a bottle to pair with your sushi, it comes from Japan. But that’s not necessarily so, and most consumers don’t know how to spot an import from a domestic.
Can you disparage a cheese? The Grana Padano Consortium of Italy certainly thinks you can. That’s why they’re suing America’s longest-running soap opera.
France’s Champagne industry just lost a legal bid to ban a Spanish soft drink that they felt was unjustly capitalizing on their carefully monitored “Champagne” designation.
Europeans can now be sure that when they purchase Cambodia’s Kampot pepper they are getting authentic stuff from one of the 342 families who grow it in the tiny Kep province of Cambodia.
Genovese pesto—the crown jewel of pestos, made from Pra’ basil grown on Italian hillsides—is being hurt by the cheaper, mass-produced pesto varieties that line supermarket shelves.
Cyprus is applying to protect and monopolize on the production of halloumi cheese, but UK cheesemakers argue that their stuff is low-quality, industrial junk.
Cyprus has applied to the EU to grant “protected designation of origin” status for halloumi, making it illegal to produce the cheese outside of the country.