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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


Igor Arrigoni Formaggi Caseificio Defendi Mario Costa
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Production of Gorgonzola (20 days)
Number of wheels  
Month 2005 2010 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 ± % on
2019
± % on
2018
January 364.354 346.672 401.681 388.711 427.660 430.025 466.447 492.269 +5,5% +14,5%
February 319.944 295.094 358.596 376.716 372.111 382.470 417.145 414.636 -0,6% +8,4%
March 329.449 344.496 388.546 391.466 401.968 406.928 424.748 418.787 -1,4% +2,9%
April 298.790 301.937 360.241 345.391 340.854 375.368 413.579 341.841 -17,3% -8,9%
May 284.014 287.844 344.405 337.495 369.600 375.411 384.296 331.334 -13,8% -11,7%
June 284.617 302.354 339.157 327.184 322.556 356.112 315.219
July 332.605 319.879 330.623 362.528 383.204 400.527 370.580
August 368.301 376.300 362.408 415.884 422.726 433.717 424.235
September 368.309 378.485 395.904 418.367 432.433 420.797 440.633
October 364.037 339.176 423.593 412.748 441.865 437.241 462.791
November 348.855 368.342 383.208 398.062 401.844 411.811 439.877
December 376.736 391.449 412.875 406.603 415.894 418.896 466.235
Jan-May 1.596.551 1.576.043 1.853.469 1.839.779 1.912.193 1.970.202 2.106.215 1.998.867
% y-o-y ¹ +5,8% -1,3% +17,6% -0,7% +3,9% +3,0% +6,9% -5,1%
Total Year 4.040.011 4.052.028 4.501.237 4.581.155 4.732.715 4.849.303 5.025.785
% y-o-y ¹ +5,1% +0,3% +11,1% +1,8% +3,3% +2,5% +3,6%
Last Update: 10-06-2020
1) change from the same period of previous year , except for years 2005, 2010, 2015, where the change is from the same period 5 years ago
**: Adjusted for months of 30 days (Ex. The calculation of the production change of June compared to May is obtained by considering [June production] compared to [May production : 31 x 30])
Source: Consorzio di Tutela
  = Min Production in the last 5 years
  = Max Production in the last 5 years
   
UK trade data for the period Jan - Apr 2020 are provisional