Consorzio Tutela Provolone Valpadana: we safeguard excellence

Consorzio Tutela Provolone Valpadana







We safeguard an all-Italian excellence


The Consorzio Tutela Provolone Valpadana is a voluntary organization, established in 1975 under the name Consorzio for the protection of typical Italian Provolone, later changed into Consorzio del formaggio tipico Provolone (1986), then Consorzio Tutela Provolone (1993) and then, in 2002, Consorzio Tutela Provolone Valpadana.

In recent years we have therefore committed ourselves to the protection of this P.D.O. cheese through a series of actions aimed at promotion on the one side and protection on the other.

Why are we doing this?

With all these activities we are able to follow all stages of production such as spinning and maturing, and to supervise safety and quality. During its history, the Consortium has made the protection of this P.D.O. cheese its mission.

A careful control over the entire production chain and the participation of all producers is the best way to guarantee the quality and taste of this excellence, an important part of the Italian enogastronomic heritage.

The tasks of the Consortium

The Consortium is non-profit oriented and carries out the following activities:

  • Protection and supervision of the production and distribution of Provolone Valpadana P.D.O. cheese and the use of its name

  • Promotion of any useful initiative aimed at safeguarding its typicality and peculiar characteristics from any abuse, unfair competition, counterfeiting, improper use and any other behaviour forbidden by law

  • Promotion of the knowledge of Provolone Valpadana Protected Designation of Origin cheese in all markets

  • Promotion of Provolone Valpadana Protected Designation of Origin cheese

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

  • Carrying out research and development activities in order to promote the constant perfecting of production techniques and the consequent quality improvement

  • Organization and monitoring of training activities and food education projects in schools

  • Assistance activities along the entire production chain of Provolone Valpadana P.D.O.




The Provolone Valpadana P.D.O. is an excellent ally in the kitchen, alone and to accompany appetizers, first and second courses. Here you can find some recipes, from the most delicious to the most elaborate ones, to use this cheese in the kitchen!

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Fill out the form for any request for information on the activities carried out by Consorzio Tutela Provolone Valpadana, or to express your opinion or give us your advice.

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