About us

Consorzio Tutela Provolone Valpadana is a volunteer organisation, formed in 1975 under the name Consorzio per la tutela del Provolone Tipico Italiano, subsequently changed to Consorzio del formaggio tipico Provolone (1986), then Consorzio Tutela Provolone (1993) and then, in 2002, to Consorzio Tutela Provolone Valpadana.

All the producers who have dairies in the production area outlined by the D.P.C.M of 9/4/93 updated by Ministerial Provision 15/11/2012 and who produce Provolone Valpadana PDO exclusively with milk collected in the same area can be members, along with the milk producers and all those who ripen the cheese and/or sell it wholesale.

The Consortium is not for profit and carries out the following activities:

  • protecting and monitoring the production and sale of the Protected Designation of Origin Provolone Valpadana cheese and the use of its name;

  • promoting any useful initiative to preserve it uniqueness and special characteristics from abuse, unfair competition, counterfeiting, misuse and all other conduct prohibited by law;

  • raising awareness about the Protected Designation of Origin Provolone Valpadana cheese in all marketplaces;

  • valorising the Protected Designation of Origin Provolone Valpadana cheese; 

  • taking care of the general interests of the Protected Designation of Origin Provolone Valpadana cheese;

  • carrying out development and research activities in order to encourage the continued improvement of production techniques and consequent improvement in quality;

  • organising and overseeing the proper conduct of training activities;

  • undertaking activities to support the entire Provolone Valpadana DOP production chain.

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