Between lake and hills, Garda DOP extra virgin olive oil
The Garda PDO Oil Consortium
Recognition of the Protected Designation of Origin arrived in 1997 and the words Garda PDO can be put on the label exclusively by producers in the chain who have complied with the production regulations and the relevant control plan. This is the role of the Garda PDO Oil Consortium, which has the task of supervising the correct use of the denomination's logo as well as protecting and safeguarding Garda PDO from abuse, acts of unfair competition, counterfeiting and improper use of the denomination.
The over 80 producers associated with the Consortium, recognised by the Ministry for Agricultural and Forestry Policies in 2004, are dedicated to enhancing the production of Garda PDO Extra Virgin Olive Oil also through the promotion, diffusion and knowledge of the "Garda" PDO and its trademarks, as well as promoting the sale of Garda Extra Virgin Olive Oil in Italy and abroad and providing information to consumers on the use of Garda PDO Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Garda PDO EVO oil in the kitchen
Garda PDO oil is very versatile in the kitchen, good both raw and cooked.
Its lightness allows it to be paired with many dishes and recipes based on lake fish, but also with meats, meat and fish carpaccio, various meats, dipped in raw vegetables, cooked and raw vegetables, bruschetta and with low-fat cheese or stracchino. It is also excellent for making desserts, perhaps combined with chocolate, and for sorbets and ice cream.