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DOP and IGP foodstuffs from Umbria

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Prosciutto di Norcia IGP, as already mentioned, is the special ham prepared in the territory of Norcia. The geographical indication, in fact, refers to the municipalities of Norcia, Preci, Cascia, Monteleone di Spoleto, and Poggiodromo, over 500 m a.s.l. The colour varies from pinkish to red, and the flavour is savoury.

Farro di Monteleone di Spoleto DOP. The area included in this brand of spelt is to the southeast of the province of Perugia and includes the municipalities of Monteleone di Spoleto and Poggiodomo, and part of the municipalities of Cascia, Sant’Anatolia di Narco, Vallo di Nera and Scheggino. Due to its adaptation to the climate, it differs in shape and physiology from the spelt grown in other areas. The plant is about 120 cm in height, with thin leaves and a small ear. It is light brown in colour.

Patata Rossa di Colfiorito PGI. The area covered by this brand of potato is in the Apennines between Umbria and Le Marche, specifically the Umbrian towns of Foligno, Nocera Umbra, Valtopina, Sellano and the areas of Muccia, Sefro, Visso, Montecavallo, Chienti and Pieve Torina in Le Marche.

Pecorino Toscano DOP. This cheese appellation includes the entire Tuscan territory, but also takes in some Umbrian towns such as Allerona and Castiglione del Lago and other towns in northern Lazio.

Agnello del centro Italia IGP. The region of Umbria, together with others in central Italy, is home to this lamb IGP that is divided into 3 carcass types, characterized by the fat content and structure, of lambs with precise specifications as regards breeding, slaughter, and the composition of the final raw material.

Vitellone Bianco dell’appennino Centrale IGP. In this case, too, Umbria is part of a larger territory that hosts this type of cattle, identified more precisely as Chianina, Marche and Romagna, aged over 12 months but less than 24. Here again, the legislation clearly outlines the breeding requirements.

Salamini Italiani Alla Cacciatora DOP. The PDO area of ​​these salami products falls entirely within the entire territory of Umbria, as it does in the case of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Veneto, Lombardy, Molise, Lazio, Emilia-Romagna, Le Marche and Abruzzo. The salamis are produced from lean meats taken the musculature of the pig, mixed with fat, salt, pepper and garlic.

Lenticchie di Castelluccio di Norcia IGP. The production territory corresponds to the municipal area of Norcia, in the province of Perugia, and to the municipality of Castel Sant’Angelo su Nera, in the province of Macerata. The distinctive traits of this lentil is its smaller size compared with the classic lentil. It is also flat and rounded. The lentil plant is notable for its magnificent flowering season on the plains of Castelluccio di Norcia.

Olio Extra Vergine d’Oliva DOP. This DOP covers the entire region. The labeling, however, has to specify the geographical origin, which in the case of olive oil has been divided into five distinct areas: Colli Assisi-Spoleto, Colli Martani, Colli Amerini, Colli Orvietani, Colli del Trasimeno. Each area expresses different characteristics, both organoleptic and in relation to the pressing technique. Find out more about extra virgin olive oil (inserire link)

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