The Golden Hump Tench Poirino becomes part of the official list of typical Italian products with the certification PDO (protected designation of origin) that was released February 22, 2008.
Being a product PDO certification requires that the entire production process must be carried out in the Piedmont region.
The Golden Hump Tench Poirino PDO, refers to the fresh fish of the species Tinca born, bred and raised in ponds of Poirino Plateau that was and still is characterized by a large number of small and large fish ponds often obtained in near homes and villages.
The product is characterized with respect to other types of Tench as not denote taste and smell the flavor of “mud” or “grass” and the meats are tender. This peculiarity is directly determined by the type of management of fisheries that are distinguished with respect to the other, because in them the muddy bottom can not be formed continuously, and the mass of water presents conditions extremely variable for a large part of the production season, preventing the onset conditions favorable to the growth of algae.
The presence of Tinca Gobba Golden Poirino PDO known and appreciated for its nutritional value and cost is also proven by documents dating back to the thirteenth century which demonstrate that among the many taxes that plagued the rural population of Ceresole Alba to impose a delivery of variable quantities of tench.
The production area includes the municipalities of Poirino, Isolabella and Pralormo (Turin), Cellarengo (Asti), and Ceresole Alba (Cuneo). Included are partially also other municipalities in the provinces of Turin, Cuneo and Asti.
The Golden Hump Tench Poirino PDO has a rigid body and firm, with an elastic and firm muscles.
The skin has a vivid color, bright and shiny graphite gray or opaline green on the back and golden yellow on the sides, while the meat will have tender, soft and quite compact.