Traditional agrifood products

Traditional agrifoods are niche products that are not only extremely important from a gastronomic point of view, but also in cultural terms. They come from production realities to which community protection is not applicable, but with regards to which it is essential to intervene in order to halt the risk of their disappearance.

They are agricultural and food products that are processed, preserved, matured and cured using methods that have been consolidated over time and are the same over the entire territory concerned, having followed traditional guidelines for not less than twenty-five years.

The “system” of traditional products is governed by a decree dated 18th July 2000. Italy boasts a total of over 4,000 traditional products.