Caseificio Sociale Val Tidone Soc. Agr. Coop., grana padano, Production sites

There is also an opportunity to visit the nearby Castle of Castelnovo.

Veal Hamburger Parmigiana, Complete meals, recipes with italian cheese

At Rigazzi’s, it was the special of the day when we visited.

Caseificio Achille Snc di Dalla Valentina Ezio e C., grana padano, Production sites

Finally, the point of sale is itself worth a visit, it offers a huge range of products, including Grana Padano PDO, Monte Veronese PDO and other typical local products, like alpine gnocchi, soppressa (local salami) and local wines.

S. Vittoria Società Agricola Cooperativa, grana padano, Production sites

Our visit ends in the factory shop, where we meet Simonetta, who has been selling the cooperative’s cheese, and other local products, for the last 30 years.

Fattorie Cremona Produttori Latte Associati Cremona S.C.A., grana padano, Production sites

For today’s visit, he has asked one of the oldest PLAC employees, who is now retired, to be our guide and tell us a few anecdotes.

Caseificio Sociale Ballottara Soc. Coop. Agricola, grana padano, Production sites

Along with Valentino, there’s also Matteo and Licia, two guides from Quelli che l’Altrove, another cultural/tourist entity in Bergantino that works with Girolibero on its visits to the cheese factory and the museum.

Latteria Sociale S. Angelo Soc. Agricola Cooperativa, grana padano, Production sites

He takes us to visit the cheese plant and, as it's now 1 o' clock, the cheesemaking activities are over and the staff are busy cleaning so that everything will be in perfect order when production starts again the following morning at around 5 a.m.

Latteria Agricola di Marmirolo Soc. Agricola Cooperativa, grana padano, Production sites

An agronomist would go and visit the dairy farms and determine the needs of the cattle, and each farm had its own recipe for a suitable diet.

Chiaravalle Abbey, Cistercian monks, Grana Padano history, origins of Grana Padano cheese

  Having returned from the Council of Pisa (1135), Bernard of Clairvaux was sent by the clergy to visit the city of Milan and restore the Milanese church’s obedience to both the emperor and the pontiff.