Grana Padano flies high all over the world as the +7.5% exports increase in 2016 marks an unprecedented record for this great example of excellence Made in Italy. This fine cheese, with over 4 million 800 thousand wheels per year, is the most consumed PDO product in the world. The production sees the involvement of 130 cheese factories and 4,300 dairy farms, for a total of 40 thousand employees.
Stefano Berni, General Director of Consorzio Grana Padano, in a statement said that following the inauguration of Donald Trump as 45th President of the United States on January 20th, 2017, as anticipated immediately after his election, a wheel of Grana Padano will be sent to him to wish him well in his work with the hope that he will take all the necessary actions to put an end to the Russian embargo on EU food products. Russia is indeed an important market not only for Grana Padano but all the Italian food system.
Berni points also out that the success of Grana Padano in the world is really important in consideration of the proliferation of imitations and of the Italian sounding phenomenon, which on international level takes away market to the real Made in Italy and hurts the real Italian quality.
Berni ensures: “in 2017 we will continue to put in place monitoring and surveillance measures, to protect both the consumers and the market”.
Delia Lo Calzo