This provides assurance concerning the quality of food products. Seals of approval are also awarded for cheese. The DLG seal confirms that the product has excellent taste, consistency and microbial quality. Seals with abbreviations such as AOC (Appellation d' Origine Contrôlée, France), DOP (Denominazione di Origine Protetta, Italy) oder g.U. (geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung, Germany) are so-called indications of origin. They show that these cheese types are closely interwoven with the traditions of a region.