Chiaravalle Abbey, Cistercian monks, Grana Padano history, origins of Grana Padano cheesehttps://www.granapadano.it/en-ww/chiaravalle-abbey.aspxGrana Padano > History > CHIARAVALLE ABBEY CHIARAVALLE ABBEY The community of the Cistercians The community of the Cistercians THE CISTERCIANS The Cistercian monastic order was founded in Citeaux, France, in 1098. Its founder, Robert de Molesme, together with a group of monks, wanted to restore strict compliance with the Rule of Saint Benedict, at a time when the communities of the [...]
Animal welfare, Grana Padano production chain, supply chain certification, animal welfare, animal protection, modern farminghttps://www.granapadano.it/en-ww/animal-welfare.aspxThe path to producing Grana Padano PDO starts from the field, with the selection of suitable feed for cattle, and the use only of quality milk– which must come from well fed, healthy and well cared-for cows – will result in quality cheese. The almost 4,500 cattle farms that provide milk to the cheese factories which [...]
FUN MEETS EXCELLENCE, grana padanohttps://www.granapadano.it/en-ww/fun-meets-excellence.aspx The Grana Padano Protection Consortium was created in 1954 to bring together all the producers, maturers and merchants of what is now the world’s best-selling PDO cheese. 128 dairies, 149 maturers and 205 authorised companies are members of the consortium. The Consortium is based in San Martino della Battaglia (Desenzano del Garda, Brescia), in [...]
Grana Padano Consortium and Rava Foundationhttps://www.granapadano.it/en-ww/grana-padano-consortium-and-rava-foundation.aspx During EXPO 2015, at Cascina Triulza – the civil society pavilion – the Consortium set up a real dairy, which produced two wheels of Grana Padano cheese a day. All the cheese wheels produced at EXPO with the official serial number MI2015 were sold and the proceeds were donated to the N.P.H.
Latteria Sociale Stallone Soc. https://www.granapadano.it/en-ww/latteria-sociale-stallone-soc-coop-a-rl.aspxIn the early days, when Rino was the President of the dairy, the cheese still didn’t have protected origin certification, which was obtained in 1954, and wasn’t called Grana Padano PDO as it is now, but changed its name according to the season in which it was produced: the cheese made from 11 November to 11 April was called [...]
Quadrifoglio / four-leaf clover, grana padano, Italian cheesehttps://www.granapadano.it/en-ww/quadrifoglio-four-leaf-clover.aspxGrana Padano > Grana Padano PDO > How can you recognise the branding? ... It also includes the letters DOP, (PDO – Protected Designation of Origin) the mark which shows that the cheese is produced in the area of origin identified by the law, in accordance with the Product Specifications.
Consorzio Cooperativo Produttori Latte s.c.a., grana padano, Production siteshttps://www.granapadano.it/en-ww/consorzio-cooperativo-produttori-latte-sca.aspx” That is why he organizes meetings, including with university professors, to get advice of how to produce and store fodder on the farms and instructions on good hygiene practices for the welfare of the livestock, because if the cow is well she will produce good milk. ... Anyone wishing to see how Grana Padano is [...]
Latterie Vicentine S.C.A., grana padano, Production siteshttps://www.granapadano.it/en-ww/latterie-vicentine-sca.aspxOver the years, Latterie Vicentine has been growing steadily, in terms of both member numbers and milk produced, and is now the largest dairy cooperative in the Veneto region as well as the largest producer of Asiago PDO cheese in Italy. ... Barbara explains carefully what the cows eat, how they live and then, in a room [...]
Caseificio Campiotti & C. https://www.granapadano.it/en-ww/caseificio-campiotti-c-snc.aspxIn the 40s he started doing business with a number of cheese retailers who urged him to start producing cheese in the province of Pavia, and that’s how he began to produce Gorgonzola. ... They are keen to show people real production, and how a cheese is made.
Caseificio Ghidetti srl, grana padano, Production siteshttps://www.granapadano.it/en-ww/caseificio-ghidetti-srl.aspx The milk used to produce Grana Padano comes from farms located in the provinces of Mantua and Verona. With the milk collected, the Ghidetti dairy produces nearly 17 thousand cheese rounds a year.