Steak from Scotland: finding the genuine article at a Glasgow steakhouse. European countries such as France and Italy have built a gastronomic reputation around food bearing labels like protected designation of origin (PDO), protected geographical indication (PGI), or traditional specialities guaranteed (TSG). As a result, products like Prosciutto Toscano or proper Roquefort cheese are synonymous with the food cultures of these central and southern European countries. Less well known are the protections afforded Scottish food – Scotch Beef and Scotch Lamb are also subject to PGI status under a certification programme overseen by Quality Meat Scotland. If you eat at a steakhouse restaurant in Glasgow that bears the Scotch Beef pennant or the European Union’s Protected Geographical Indication badge, you can be sure you’re eating the freshest, locally-sourced red meat.