The Consorzio Tutela Provolone Valpadana is a voluntary organisation established in 1975. Today it is based in Cremona, in the heart of the production area of Provolone Valpadana PDO.
Consisting of milk producers, processors and seasoners, the Consortium’s mission is to protect the marked identity of this cheese from a production and promotional point of view.
For consumers, the Consortium is a guarantee that defends against food fraud and counterfeiting.
Thanks to constant vigilance, the Consortium in fact ensures for the market an excellence over time and product quality consistency.
More specifically, the Consorzio Tutela Provolone Valpadana is responsible for controlling the various production stages of Provolone Valpadana PDO (on behalf of the Ministry of Agricultural and Forestry Policies), to assist members from a technical-scientific point of view and to develop markets through promotional and marketing actions.
For the benefit of the members, the Consortium has instead the task of protecting the supply chain from any form of unfair competition.
With regard to the promotion of Provolone Valpadana PDO, the Consortium adopts initiatives to reinforce its image on a national and international level, informs the public of the quality of the product through the media and conducts market studies to identify potential new consumers.