Protected food Quiz

Protected food Quiz



Many European food and drink products have trademark-like protection to guarantee their unique character.

Take this quiz and find out how much you know!
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Pastry Course - The Cornish Pasty, awarded PGI status in 2011, contains beef, turnip, potato and onion but there are strict rules on the placement of the crimping of the pastry. Which of these two is an authentic Cornish Pasty?



Pasty A
Cornish pasty A
Pasty B
Cornish pasty B
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Pasty A
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Cornish pasty B
An authentic Cornish Pasty should be shaped like a D and crimped on one side, not the top.
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Starter - Prosciutto di Parma (PDO) - Parma Ham - is a dry-cured ham usually served uncooked and thinly sliced. The pigs are bred on a specific, regulated diet containing the whey of which Italian cheese?



Prosciutto di Parma a. Asiago

b. Gorgonzola

c. Parmagiano-Reggiano

d. Mozzarella di Bufala Campana
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Prosciutto di Parma
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Parmagiano-Reggiano
As well as a regulated blend of cereals and grain, Italian pigs are fed the whey from Parmagiano-Reggiano. All four cheeses have PDO status and Mozzarella di Bufala Campana is often served with prosciutto as a starter.
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Fish Course - Arbroath Smokies (PGI) are a type of smoked fish prepared in the region around Arbroath, Scotland. Which fish is used?



Arbroath Smokies a. Haddock

b. Cod

c. Herring

d. Kippers
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Arbroath Smokies
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Haddock
Local legend has it that a fire broke out in a cottage in which haddock was hanging up to be dried for preservation. The fish was found among the debris and turned out to be delicious.
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Main Course - Below is a picture of a Scotch Beef (PGI) Steak and Jersey Royal Potatoes (PDO) but what is the correct non-trademarked name of a Jersey Royal?



Scotch Beef (PGI) a. Maris Piper

b. International Kidney

c. Rocket

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Scotch Beef (PGI)
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International Kidney
Grown on the island of Jersey in the English Channel, 99% of Jersey Royal potatoes are exported to the UK. Many famers still use seaweed harvested from Jersey beaches (locally known as Vraic) as fertiliser.
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Cheese Course - Which of the following cheeses carries no geographic protection?



Cheese Course a. Gorgonzola

b. Roquefort

c. Cheddar

d. Stilton

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Cheese Course
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Cheddar
‘Cheddar’ is considered too generic and cannot be protected. But West Country Farmhouse Cheddar is protected, and must be a cow’s milk cheese made in Dorset, Somerset, Devon or Cornwall.
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Dessert Wine - Port is a type of fortified wine, with PDO status, produced in the Douro Valley in Northern Portugal. How many varieties of grapes are sanctioned for port production?



Dessert Wine a. One

b. Two

c. Five

d. More than a hundred

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Dessert Wine
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More than a hundred
Though Touriga Nacional is considered the most desirable port grape, the difficulty in growing it and small yields lead Touriga Francesa to be the most widely planted grape. Tinta Barrooca, Tinta Cão, and Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo) are also widely cultivated but there are more than a hundred sanctioned castas (grapes).
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Coffee - A small handful of regions outside of the EU have a bilateral agreement with the EU for some level of enforcement. Which of the countries below has PDO protection for its coffee?



Coffee a. Venezuela

b. Costa Rica

c. Brazil

d. Columbia

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Coffee
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Columbia
Columbian coffee has been protected since August 2007 and accounts for about 12% of the coffee market today.
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Still Hungry? Bonus Question - The village of Stilton has no association with the cheese.



Coffee a. True

b. False

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Coffee
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True
Stilton must be pasteurised, and made in Derbyshire, Leicestershire or Nottinghamshire – but not in the village of Stilton, which is in Cambridgeshire! Evidence of the village’s association with Stilton hadn’t been unearthed in 1996 when the protection was granted.