Regione Lombardia and its food and wine excellences are the stars from May 7-10, 2024 at the 22nd edition of Cibus, in Parma. Lombardy’s products are showcased at the most important fair dedicated to Italian agribusiness where the Consorzio Tutela Vini Oltrepò Pavese is also present with a booth for tasting its Doc and Docg wines.

“For Lombardy,” said Regional Councillor Alessandro Beduschi, “this event is also an opportunity to talk about the Olympics through regional products, with a special focus on those from Valtellina, which is proudly preparing to host the 2006 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games with its beauty and food.

Regione Lombardia’s Directorate General for Agriculture is participating in the review with the support of ERSAF (Ente Regionale per i Servizi all’Agricoltura e alle Foreste) and together with the Distretto Agroalimentare involving the Consorzi di tutela Valtellina (Bresaola della Valtellina IGP, Bitto DOP and Valtellina Casera DOP, Mela di Valtellina IGP, Vini di Valtellina DOCG/DOC/IGT, I Pizzoccheri della Valtellina IGP), already supporters of the 2026 Winter Olympics. In the space set up by Regione Lombardia, typical regional products, those of the territories involved in the event and Grana Padano, sponsor of the Games, are available for tasting.

Two masterclasses ‘From the mountains of Milan-Cortina 2026 the PDO and PGI products of Valtellina’ dedicated to national and international buyers, focusing on Valtellina and its excellent Geographical Indication products, were organized on Wednesday, May 8. In addition to the most important companies in Lombardy’s agri-food industry, the Consortium of Lombardy is also present at Cibus with its own institutional space. In addition to the Consorzio Tutela Vini Oltrepò Pavese, Consorzio Tutela Grana Padano, Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano Reggiano, Consorzio di Tutela del Salame d’oca di Mortara, Consorzio di Tutela del Salame di Varzi, Consorzio per la Tutela del Formaggio Gorgonzola.

“Cibus is a showcase of quality,” said Carlo Veronese, director of the Consorzio Tutela Vini Oltrepò Pavese present at the Parma exhibition, “that allows us to feel the pulse of the agrifood economic sector, a fundamental resource for the country’s economy, which also through these fairs firmly affirms the excellence of its Denominations. The great international brands of our Made in Italy, such as Grana Padano, with which we have carried out numerous promotional initiatives also thanks to the Pavia Chamber of Commerce, are allies for quality and the promotion of quality. But they also allow us to tell small-large stories of products with strong local identity, attracting consumers beyond the ‘good’ product, thus also promoting places of origin.”