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Italy: Gorgonzola Cheese Production

This page provides, in a given period of time, data related to the Italian production of Gorgonzola cheese, P.D.O., a high quality cheese product, (organized by Regions).

Production figures are represented on the table and the two graphs on a yearly and monthly basis.

N.B.
There are only two Regions, Piemonte and Lombardy, that traditionally produce Gorgonzola cheese. The production in this geographical areas is protected by law as well.

The Gorgonzola is a semi soft uncooked cheese with greenish-blue veins due to the process of erborinature where selected moulds cultures are added during the production process.

The cheese is available in two types depending on its maturity and taste: creamy and soft / mature and mild/sharp). The mild type has a 2 months ripe while the sharp type over 3 months.

The provinces concerned are: Novara, Vercelli, Cuneo, Biella, Verbania and the territory of Casale Monferrato (in Piemonte) and Bergamo, Brescia, Como, Cremona, Lecco, Lodi, Milan, Pavia and Varese (in Lombardy).

The brand of origin is imprinted on both sides of cheese wheel and the consumer has the warranty of authenticity thanks to the visible "G" seal printed on the bottom of the aluminium wrapping. The mark "G" is an exclusive concession by the "Consorzio di tutela del formaggio Gorgonzola" (established in 1970) to the authorised farmers.

The Gorgonzola cheese is quoted on the markets of Novara and Milan.


Consorzio Gorgonzola

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Igor Arrigoni Formaggi Caseificio Defendi Mario Costa
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Month 2007 2012 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 ± % on
2021
± % on
2020
January 372.968 377.666 427.660 430.025 466.447 492.269 482.338 463.110 -4,0% -5,9%
February 332.657 344.904 372.111 382.470 417.145 414.656 408.979 365.960 -10,5% -11,7%
March 341.813 343.030 401.968 406.928 424.748 418.787 450.086 431.190 -4,2% +3,0%
April 287.093 333.532 340.854 375.368 413.579 341.841 419.754 380.757 -9,3% +11,4%
May 305.659 334.595 369.600 375.411 384.296 331.334 359.029 385.279 +7,3% +16,3%
June 285.086 296.539 322.556 356.112 315.219 392.777 363.350 384.961 +5,9% -2,0%
July 338.145 331.375 383.204 400.527 370.580 460.877 420.684 397.475 -5,5% -13,8%
August 381.403 343.132 422.726 433.717 424.235 437.174 441.909 468.249 +6,0% +7,1%
September 356.549 359.718 432.433 420.797 440.633 485.204 478.917 451.393 -5,7% -7,0%
October 353.534 397.663 441.865 437.241 462.791 460.185 491.419 430.241 -12,4% -6,5%
November 342.993 345.073 401.844 411.811 439.877 401.091 476.592
December 373.710 349.739 415.894 418.896 466.235 464.248 465.771
Jan-Oct 3.354.907 3.462.154 3.914.977 4.018.596 4.119.673 4.235.104 4.316.465 4.158.615
% y-o-y ¹ +6,4% +3,2% +13,1% +2,6% +2,5% +2,8% +1,9% -3,7%
Total Year 4.071.610 4.156.966 4.732.715 4.849.303 5.025.785 5.100.443 5.258.828
% y-o-y ¹ +6,0% +2,1% +13,9% +2,5% +3,6% +1,5% +3,1%
Last Update: 09-11-2022
1) change from the same period of previous year , except for years 2007, 2012, 2017, where the change is from the same period 5 years ago
Source: Consorzio di Tutela
  = Min Production in the last 5 years
  = Max Production in the last 5 years