Protected Designation of Origin

What are the Protected Designation of Origin Products (PDO)?

“Protected Designation of Origin – PDO” is the name of a region, a specific area or, in exceptional cases, of a country, used to describe an agricultural or food product originating in that region, specific area or country, the quality or characteristics of which are essentially or exclusively a result of its geographical environment with its inherent natural and human factors, and the production, processing and preparation of which take place in the defined geographical area.