The PDO Mark

 The "Vastedda della Valle del Belìce" obtained the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) from the European Union, whose regulation was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 29 October 2010.
The protected designation of origin Vastedda della Valle del Belìce PDO is reserved exclusively for this spun paste cheese, obtained from sheep's milk raised in the Belìce Valley.
  DOP is the European trademark intended for the protection of agricultural and agro-food productions characterized by a strong link with the territory of origin.
target of the Protected Designation of Origin is to recognize regions, countries or simply geographic areas that identify with a particular product.

DOP as certification and protection :

- for the historical-cultural value of the Vastedda of the Belìce valley

- for the link with the territories of the Belìce valley

- for the ancient traditions of Sicilian cheesemakers

  The Vastedda della Valle del Belìce PDO is a product with unrepeatable characteristics outside the places of origin.
PDO products are regulated by European laws that define the methods of recognition and protection.

Production specifications:

The production specification is the document that contains the operational indications to which the production chain of the certified product must comply. Download the production specifications


The registered protected designations of origin are protected against any form of counterfeiting or limitation, and in general against any practice that could mislead the consumer as to the real origin of the product.