mark Pecorino Siciliano PDO

POD Brand

logo Pecorino Siciliano PDO   The PDO trademark, protected designation of origin, guarantees the link between the Sicilian Pecorino and its places of origin and traditional production methods.
The production disciplinary establishes with regard to the methods of cheese making of the product, while other characteristics such as traceability and traceability are specific to each single form of pecorino.
Traceability is ensured by the casein matrix imprinted on each wheel which indicates the name "Pecorino Siciliano PDO" and the identification of the production lot.
Similarly, a number assigned by the EC to the dairy factory is stamped to raise the level of traceability to the specific producer.

mark Pecorino Siciliano PDO   Pecorino Siciliano PDO was the first cheese to be included among the protected historical products.
In 1955 it was officially included in the Official Gazette of the Italian Republic (GURI n.295 of 22-12-1955).
Some time later the European Union established the PDO mark, giving the Sicilian Pecorino the protected designation of origin mark through the transcription in the register of denominations in accordance with EC Regulation no. 1107/1996.

Protected designation of origin

The PDO Mark, Protected Designation of Origin , is a trademark registered with the European Community dedicated to high quality products closely linked to the places of origin and its traditions.

The history, the tradition and the manufacturing methods identify the DOP trademark of Sicilian Pecorino, it states the three fundamental elements: raw sheep's milk, the feeding of free grazing animals and seasonality.
A strong link with the territory gives the specificity to the DOP product.
In the production regulation the origin territories are clearly indicated, outside these areas the cheese cannot be produced, first of all for reasons of legal protection, but mainly for the whole set of features including the climate, raw materials and traditions, which combined together create a unique and inimitable cheese elsewhere.


Certification is the guarantee that the product retains the particular characteristics that make it inimitable elsewhere.
Compliance with the production specification and its prescriptions is certified by a control body.
The CoRFiLaC has been designated, by the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies, as a Public Authority to carry out checks on compliance with the production regulations of Pecorino Siciliano PDO.

The DOP Certification process includes in a set of obligatory and punctual steps such as:
check of company structures;
check of the technological parameters;
sampling for sensory analysis (panel test);
sampling for chemical analysis.

The laboratory analyzes concerning the DOP Certification are carried out at the accredited CoRFiLaC laboratory (ACCREDIA n. 0316 according to regulamentation UNI EN ISO/IEC 17025).