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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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Month 2006 2011 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 ± % on
2020
± % on
2019
January 362.002 365.401 388.711 427.660 430.025 466.447 492.269 482.338 -2,0% +3,4%
February 322.430 324.406 376.716 372.111 382.470 417.145 414.656 408.979 -1,4% -2,0%
March 327.005 353.667 391.466 401.968 406.928 424.748 418.787 450.086 +7,5% +6,0%
April 271.032 299.283 345.391 340.854 375.368 413.579 341.841 419.754 +22,8% +1,5%
May 293.755 296.231 337.495 369.600 375.411 384.296 331.334 359.029 +8,4% -6,6%
June 283.038 302.771 327.184 322.556 356.112 315.219 392.777
July 336.880 342.491 362.528 383.204 400.527 370.580 460.877
August 384.942 398.736 415.884 422.726 433.717 424.235 437.174
September 371.296 388.448 418.367 432.433 420.797 440.633 485.204
October 363.923 379.500 412.748 441.865 437.241 462.791 460.185
November 335.647 379.048 398.062 401.844 411.811 439.877 401.091
December 359.261 364.476 406.603 415.894 418.896 466.235 464.248
Jan-May 1.576.224 1.638.988 1.839.779 1.912.193 1.970.202 2.106.215 1.998.887 2.120.186
% y-o-y ¹ +5,3% +4,0% +12,3% +3,9% +3,0% +6,9% -5,1% +6,1%
Total Year 4.011.211 4.194.458 4.581.155 4.732.715 4.849.303 5.025.785 5.100.443
% y-o-y ¹ +3,6% +4,6% +9,2% +3,3% +2,5% +3,6% +1,5%
Last Update: 10-06-2021
1) change from the same period of previous year , except for years 2006, 2011, 2016, 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