The Consortium

For more than 60 years the Grana Padano Protection Consortium has been comprising Grana Padano producers, cheese maturers and retailers and has been preserving the original recipe and the high-quality standards recognisable in each and every single cheese wheel produced.
The Grana Padano Protection Consortium was officially established with the Statute created and registered in Lodi on June 18th 1954.
On April 24th 2002, a decree by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry formally acknowledged the Consortium’s role in preserving Grana Padano and its Protected Designation of Origin (in Italian, Denominazione di Origine Protetta or DOP) status; in promoting it, supporting its development and taking care of its interests and in providing correct information to the public.

The Inspiration

The great cultural, historical, socio-economical heritage Grana Padano obtained during its long history, deserved to be recognised, supported and protected. That is why we are here.
The Grana Padano Protection Consortium (Consorzio per la Tutela del Grana Padano) was created out of our passion for the land of our birth. It was established to preserve the heritage brought by experience and expertise handed down from one generation to another. Its aim is clear: to protect this unique, rich knowledge and know-how and to help it grow.

The Statute

The Consortium’s purpose, as set by its Statute, is to protect and promote Grana Padano and its reputation worldwide. Therefore the Consortium carries out all the actions and initiatives it deems fit and appropriate in the interest of Grana Padano PDO, to further its promotion and to increase its market share.

Statute .pdf

Our Values

In the world we love, our first and main thought goes to the land; to its wonders, and generosity in allowing us to harvest it; to its ability to constantly provide us with new fruits. Our second thought goes to those who benefit from the land through hard work and who care every day of the year for their livestock and fields. Our third thought goes to our ancient and recent history, without which we would not be what we are, nor would we have an identity to pass on to our children. Our fourth thought puts us in the right frame of mind to face every challenge, thanks to the trust we place in our environment and to our effort to slowly, constantly improve, day after day. And then there is our work. Effective, down-to-earth, serious, strong-willed, hard work that makes sure that our aims are turned into concrete actions and tangible facts.