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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
2018
Product volumes Total Milk*
2019
Product volumes Total Milk*
2020
Product volumes Total Milk*
± % Tons of
product on
2019
± % Tons of
product on
2018
January 3.217 20.699 3.293 21.332 3.444 22.308 +4,6% +7,1%
February 2.995 21.099 3.132 22.088 3.398 22.609 +8,5% +13,4%
March 3.882 24.477 3.846 25.021 3.268 24.996 -15,0% -15,8%
April 4.155 23.700 4.401 24.772 3.946 24.029 -10,3% -5,0%
May 4.865 23.744 4.568 23.883        
June 4.939 22.503 5.235 21.837        
July 5.306 23.292 5.451 23.370        
August 5.319 24.511 5.153 24.294        
September 4.233 24.231 4.400 24.545        
October 3.820 23.751 3.857 24.322        
November 3.345 21.404 3.407 21.592        
December 3.321 20.568 3.432 21.158        
Total 49.398 273.980 50.176 278.215 14.056 93.943
Variation %     +1,6% +1,5% -4,2% ¹ +0,8% ¹
Last Update: 2020-05-11
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
UK trade data for the period Jan - Mar 2020 are provisional