Milan – Pesto Genovese made with the mortar will compete to become a Unesco “intangible cultural heritage of humanity”.
The initiative was launched at Expo, on the occasion of the week dedicated to the Liguria Region (11-16 September). While waiting for the necessary documentation to be delivered to the national Italian committee for Unesco, the “Palatifini” Association, the Liguria Region, the Comune of Genoa and the Chamber of Commerce have presented the Pesto Genovese producers Consortium who gather together the entire industry of the sector.
“Pesto alla genovese is the second most consumed sauce in the world, after tomato sauce, but it is the most imitated - the incoming president of the Consortium , Marina Peirano has explained. Our mission is to protect the quality of our pesto made with the mortar, which takes place only in Genoa and Liguria. The nomination for Unesco heritage is the first step”.