Prosciutto Toscano DOP

In 1990, a group of Tuscan producers, conscious of the need to protect Tuscan Prosciutto from the uncontrolled proliferation of other cured hams, which have very little in common with the Tuscan tradition, established the Consortium of Prosciutto Toscano DOP, a body whose mission it is to promote, valorise and protect the product on the domestic and foreign markets, while maintaining close ties with the region of Tuscany.

In 1996, Prosciutto Toscano was granted the important DOP (PDO) – protected designation of origin – label, thanks to the commitment and respect of all the Protection Association members of the Tuscan food traditions, having accepted and followed, with great pride, the rules laid down in the product specification. At present, there are 20 consortium members that represent 98% of the certified production of Prosciutto Toscano DOP.