The Verace Pizza Napoletana specification was initially 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, non-profit certification companies aim 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