Under the brand WeltGenussErbe Bayern (World culinary heritage Bavaria), the Bavarian State Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Forestry promotes Bavarian agricultural products as well as foodstuffs, wines and spirits that are recognised by the European Union as protected designations of origin (PDO) or protected geographical indications (PGI).
Over 50 Bavarian specialities are currently protected against imitation by the European Union. Each of these originals are subject to defined quality and origin standards, which are monitored by a state-approved control system.
Due to their specific characteristics, for example their history, guilds or soil conditions, such specialities can only be produced in the respective region and are thus inseparably linked to the respective region or place.
This preserves their culinary heritage for future generations.