Activities, protection and promotions

The aim of Grana Padano Protection Consortium is to make sure that the traditional recipe of Grana Padano PDO is strictly followed and that its high quality standards are rigorously met for each and every wheel of cheese produced.
In order to comply with its duties, it carries out initiatives aimed at protecting and promoting everything concerning Grana Padano, both at home and abroad, even through specific services provided to support the members’ activities.
Among its tasks, the Consortium promotes Grana Padano through various activities and events aimed to inform the public about the characteristics of this precious cheese.

Activities Of The Grana Padano Protection Consortium

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Protecting Grana Padano means looking after its general interests as a recognised PDO cheese. Among other things, the Consortium works at deterring and averting any abuse, unfair trade practices, counterfeiting, improper use of the PDO or other illegal practices in the production, transformation or marketing of Grana Padano.
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Among the initiatives aimed at promoting Grana Padano and providing fair, in-depth information about the product and its PDO status, the Consortium also puts a great deal of effort into spreading a positive image of the cheese among customers, in order to increase its consumption.
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True to its mission, the organisation also provides various services to its members. Offering its guidance and active cooperation, the Consortium constantly strives to improve the quality of Grana Padano and preserve its distinctive features.
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Grana Padano PDO Production Specification Rules

Each and every wheel is made using a unique procedure, which is repeated time and time again in exactly the same way.