Nowadays, the quality and tradition of Italian Cacciatore Salami DOP is recognized and protected throughout Europe as a result of registration of DOP (Protected Designation of Origin) recognition obtained under Regulation (EC) No. 1778/2001.
This prestigious EC recognition protects the product, and consequently, the consumer, since it guarantees compliance with the traditional recipe; the use of high quality Italian pork meat only; constant production monitoring; its particular quality and nutritional characteristics.
DOP (Protected Designation of Origin) recognition is an effective guarantee for consumers who know they are buying a quality product that has to meet certain requirements, and which is produced in compliance with strict regulations. DOP is also a safeguard for the producers against imitations and unfair competition.
The monitoring system is based on document-based and physical checks on compliance with the regulatory requirements by all elements involved in the production chain. Additionally, the product is monitored by way of analysis of samples taken from production and/or processing sites.
Marketing of the product is also monitored, a task usually assigned by the Ministry for Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies to protection consortia, who do so by means of inspectors, in compliance with national and EU regulations, coordinated by the Central Inspectorate for Foodstuffs and Agricultural Products Quality Safeguarding and Anti-fraud.
Monitoring consists of checking that certified products meet the requirements set out in the disciplinaries, and that similar products do not generate confusion among consumers or cause damage to DOP and IGP products.
The DOP appellation means you can now be certain that you are putting true Italian Cacciatore Salami on your table.
Cacciatore Salami DOP is great eaten on its own with a glass of sparkling wine, but it is excellent paired with unsalted bread or milder cheeses.
It can be an ingredient that gives a tasty touch to some dishes, such as lettuce, fresh mushrooms and radicchio, or lentil, tomato, rocket and olive salads for example. Another original way to savour it is paired with fruit – it’s perfect combined with apples and pomegranate seeds.