The Consortium helps its members perform their own inspections to make sure that the Product Specifications requirements are fully met.
In collaboration with qualified testing laboratories, the Consortium also regularly tests the dairies. Such tests concern the raw materials, every step of the production process and the production premises.The milk samples tests are done:
  • monthly, for the milk already being directly processed in the cauldrons
  • bimonthly, for the milk just arrived in the dairy or being skimmed.
The testing of these samples is essential to detect possible faults in the milk and it is crucial for a correct milk processing. All the steps of milk processing and the facilities must strictly comply with the Product Specifications requirements. After every test passed, a certification is issued, which will be added to the dossier required for the PDO mark fire-branding on the wheels.