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Production of Mozzarella di Bufala Campana PDO, Italy

On this page, you will find the monthly data for Mozzarella di Bufala Campana PDO production.
 

Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP forms part of the fresh, stringy paste cheeses produced exclusively with buffalo milk from the area of origin and created with a technological process that complies with the production regulations. With the inclusion in the EU register of Denomination of Protected Origin in 1996, the organoleptic and merchandise characteristics of the typical mozzarella of Campania buffalo milk was officially recognised on the basis of the environmental conditions and traditional working practices that exist in the specific and limited area of production.

Buffalo milk has a different composition to that of other animal species, such as cows and sheep, for example, whose milk is used for cheese production. It is richer in protein, fats and, above all, in overall calcium. These chemical characteristics allow those who work with it to obtain a cheese making yield that is double that normally obtained with cows' milk. Another particular characteristic is the absence of carotenoids in its makeup which means that the final product takes on the typical and unique porcelain white colour of the Mozzarella di Bufala Campana. The milk produced in the farms is rapidly transported to the production plants where it is subjected to hygiene-health checks and all the other checks required by the Regulations, before beginning the effective working of the product.


For more information about History and origins, Production process and Nutritional aspects, consult the official website of Consorzio di Tutela della Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP.

Consorzio Tutela Mozzarella di Bufala Campana

Consorzio Tutela Mozzarella di Bufala Campana


Production of Mozzarella di Bufala Campana PDO (Tons)
Month
2019
Product volumes Total Milk*
2020
Product volumes Total Milk*
2021
Product volumes Total Milk*
± % Tons of
product on
2020
± % Tons of
product on
2019
January 3.293 21.332 3.444 22.308 3.252 23.888 -5,6% -1,3%
February 3.132 22.088 3.398 22.609 3.206 23.031 -5,6% +2,4%
March 3.846 25.021 3.268 24.996 4.255 26.156 +30,2% +10,6%
April 4.401 24.772 3.946 24.029 4.439 24.729 +12,5% +0,9%
May 4.568 23.883 4.772 23.499 4.852 24.930 +1,7% +6,2%
June 5.235 21.837 5.187 22.447 5.761 23.323 +11,1% +10,0%
July 5.451 23.370 5.913 23.608 5.941 24.051 +0,5% +9,0%
August 5.153 24.294 5.709 25.334        
September 4.400 24.545 4.715 25.629        
October 3.857 24.322 3.645 25.685        
November 3.407 21.592 3.297 23.494        
December 3.432 21.158 3.385 23.410        
Total 50.176 278.215 50.677 287.048 31.707 170.109
Variation %     +1,0% +3,2% +5,9% ¹ +4,0% ¹
Last Update: 2021-09-15
1) change from the same period of previous year
* Milk collected from farms, suitable for the Mozzarella di Bufala Campana PDO.
** 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 Tutela Mozzarella di Bufala Campana