Supervising the production and trade of Pecorino Romano cheese

The Consortium for the Protection of Pecorino Romano Cheese is responsible for protection, promotion, consumer information and general care of the designation of origin. It was set up in 1979 by a group of operators from Lazio and Sardinia, and in 1981 the Ministry of Agriculture assigned it the task of supervising the production and trade of Pecorino Romano. Since 2002 is the body appointed for the protection of “Pecorino Romano” PDO (Protected Designation of Origin).

The Consortium brings together producers in Sardinia, Lazio and the province of Grosseto, in Tuscany, and has the task of safeguarding and regulate the production of Pecorino Romano thought the activities of its monitoring agents.

The PDO recognition given by the European Communities in 1996 gives the Consortium the right and duty to protect and monitor the production and trade of Pecorino Romano, as well as the sales promotion of the product and the maintenance of its quality standards. Its monitoring agents also control the production and commerce of the cheese, and control and supervise the use of the PDO mark on the national, European and international markets.

The Consortium’s trademark seal is impressed on every wheel of cheese, together with the stamp that identifies the name of the individual producer.

The Consortium has its main offices in Macomer, Sardinia, the region where around 95% of the production is made.

The Consortium for the Protection of Pecorino Romano Cheese takes part in all project actions.

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