A union of flavours to celebrate the authentic taste of Tuscan excellence. Finocchiona IGP, Olio Toscano IGP, Prosciutto Toscano DOP and Pecorino Toscano DOP: four denominations capable of creating a surprising harmony of tastes, aromas and emotions. An all-Italian quartet that will win you over at the first bite!
Since 1985, the year of its establishment, the Pecorino Toscano Consortium has worked to protect and promote Tuscany’s main DOP cheese. Pecorino Toscano DOP has grown over the years thanks to the commitment of breeders, dairies and seasoners.
The Consortium took care above all of quality control and supervision of trade, with promotion and advertising actions, in Italy and abroad. The average annual production of Pecorino Toscano is 3,000 tons, for a total sales turnover of €55,000,000 of which €15,000,000 is exported. The name Pecorino Toscano is reserved only for the DOP product which must bear the mark of origin affixed to each wheel, in ink on the fresh product and in heat on the matured product.
Finocchiona IGP is a typical traditional sausage that can only be produced in Tuscany. Finocchiona IGP stands out for its unique taste and the flavour due to fennel seeds and flowers.
Finocchiona IGP has a long history that dates back to the Middle Ages: at the time, fennel seeds and flowers began to be used in the meat mixture instead of pepper, which was very expensive and rare at the time. The farmers, who could not afford to buy pepper, knew what nature offered for free: fennel plants grew spontaneously among the vines and olive trees of the countryside. The farmers thus began to flavour their meats with the seeds and dried flowers of fennel.
The Consortium works to protect, promote, enhance and defend Finocchiona: it is the Consortium’s task to spread the knowledge and consumption of Finocchiona in Italy and abroad.
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