Wednesday 16 March 2022

On March 1, 2022 in Florence a new association QUORE TOSCANA DOP AND IGP was founded, that is Qualità e Origine REte Toscana delle DOP e IGP. The association is a network among consortia and associations that have in common the enhancement and development of their DOP and IGP productions in Tuscany.

The network was founded on the awareness that the products identified by the name of the territories of origin go beyond the high qualitative value recognized by consumers and the European brand. They are, in fact, an element of their territory’s culture, the lever able to give vitality, work, environmental protection and development to their territories of origin. Assets available to their local communities but equally available to those who want to discover flavours, landscapes, stories and curiosities to which the members are committed daily.

QUORE Toscana DOP and IGP was founded by the Consortia olio e.v.o. Seggiano DOP, the Association Mortadella di Prato IGP and by the Consortia olio e.v.o. Terre di Siena DOP and the first Board of Directors is already scheduled in the next few days to collect the adhesions of other consortia which share this project.

“Basically – says the new president Luciano Gigliotti, former president of Seggiano DOP – the QUORE Toscana DOP and IGP association, first of all, wants to assume the role of representation for its members towards regional, national and other institutions, knowing that many small DOPs and IGPs must stick together to make their voice count and make a contribution by providing their point of view which is that of companies that have always been situated in the area “.

QUORE Toscana DOP and IGP – confirms the vice president Elena Conte councillor of Mortadella di Prato IGP – also proposes to network its knowledge and carry out information and enhancement activities for its members’ Tuscan quality agro-food products, also considering aspects related to nutrition, well-being, sustainability, innovation, certification, traceability and food and wine tourism “. And the vice president, Luigi Fanciulli del Casino president of Terre di Siena DOP, confirms that: “In fact, the association will be able to present its own projects since it does not replace, but integrates, the initiatives of each member, with the flexibility that requires the participation of smaller and larger associations, with the aim of making everyone grow respect to the great potential that each DOP and IGP represents “.

We welcome Quore Toscana DOP and PGI, which with its foundation underlines that together is better – said the vice president and councillor for agri-food Stefania Saccardi – Even in a sector with strong and multiple identities such as the agri-food one, networking can give greater impetus to the individual excellences of which our territory is rich. We, therefore, support the initiative that in difficult times like the present ones will certainly be able to bring added value to Tuscany, its heritage, and to those who work here”.





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