The Verace Pizza Napoletana specification was originally created at a meeting of Naples’ most venerated Pizzaioli, who came together to define the perfect pizza — they even signed a public declaration supporting the specification. Today, there are two aspects to VPN. First, there are non-profit certification companies, whose goal is to promote Italian pizza and protect the “brand” of Pizza Napoletana. Second, there is a move by the Italian Ministry of Agriculture to have Verace Pizza Napoletana accepted by the EU as a protected product. What we think is most interesting about the story is that these efforts clearly outline what Italy, and more importantly the Napoletana, think a real pizza should look and taste like. For more, read our translation of the Verace Pizza Napoletana Specification presented to the EU.« Back to Glossary Index
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