The Regional Competition for the best extra virgins olive oils produced in the Latium region, “Orii del Lazio – Capolavori del Gusto”, is promoted and organised by Unioncamere Lazio, the Association of the Chambers of Commerce of Lazio, with the support of the technical secretariat of Agro Camera, Special Agency of the Rome Chamber of Commerce for the promotion of the agrifood sector.
The initiative is part of the broader project to promote the agrifood sector, a strategic asset of the activities of the regional chamber system in order to promote the quality agrifood heritage of Lazio.
The main objectives of the competition are:
- valorising the best extra virgin olive oils from areas with national and/or EU recognition, designation of origin (PDO and PGI) or from different areas of the Lazio region to promote their knowledge and strengthen their presence in foreign markets, choosing and indicating the quality oils that can at the same time achieve consumer appreciation;
- stimulating olive growers and millers to improve the product quality and its diversification;
- contributing to the enhancement and dissemination at regional level of technicians and expert tasters in harmony with Italian and EU legislation.