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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, Milan,... .


Consorzio Gorgonzola


Caseificio Defendi Arrigoni Formaggi Igor
Production of Gorgonzola (20 days)
Number of wheels  
Month 2003 2008 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 ± % on
2017
± % on
2016
January 359.639 371.395 352.132 375.286 401.681 388.711 427.660 430.025 +0,6% +10,6%
February 320.272 334.765 329.000 357.058 358.596 376.716 372.111 382.470 +2,8% +1,5%
March 313.262 330.430 334.860 386.761 388.546 391.466 401.968 406.928 +1,2% +3,9%
April 305.238 321.064 315.347 370.328 360.241 345.391 340.854 375.368 +10,1% +8,7%
May 269.858 319.553 307.976 341.056 344.405 337.495 369.600 375.411 +1,6% +11,2%
June 245.800 297.059 310.278 295.827 339.157 327.184 322.556 356.112 +10,4% +8,8%
July 325.327 344.980 382.467 373.402 330.623 362.528 383.204 400.527 +4,5% +10,5%
August 282.695 335.712 370.014 376.757 362.408 415.884 422.726 433.717 +2,6% +4,3%
September 367.490 379.181 363.739 410.112 395.904 418.367 432.433 420.797 -2,7% +0,6%
October 383.997 362.807 383.721 400.347 423.593 412.748 441.865 437.241 -1,0% +5,9%
November 318.527 305.807 347.647 351.282 383.208 398.062 401.844 411.811 +2,5% +3,5%
December 386.192 357.389 378.429 405.322 412.875 406.603 415.894
Jan-Nov 3.492.105 3.702.753 3.797.181 4.038.216 4.088.362 4.174.552 4.316.821 4.430.407
% previous ¹ +0,3% +0,1% -0,3% +6,3% +1,2% +2,1% +3,4% +2,6%
Total Year 3.878.297 4.060.142 4.175.610 4.443.538 4.501.237 4.581.155 4.732.715
% previous +0,9% -0,3% +0,4% +6,4% +1,3% +1,8% +3,3%
Last Update: 07-12-2018
1) change from the same period of previous year
**: 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