Every day, 500 quintals of milk arrive at the Latteria Sociale Stallone, from the consortium’s 13 contributing members.
Every morning after milking, the milk is collected by refrigerated tankers.
On arrival at the plant, the milk is transferred to storage tanks, where it remains for about seven hours in order to allow the cream to rise to the surface. This is then separated from the milk and used for the production of butter. The rest of the milk is used for the production of Grana Padano cheese.
Every day, the Latteria Sociale Stallone produces 85/90 wheels of Grana Padano, that are added to the 26,000 wheels slowly maturing in storerooms before being put on the market.
Grana Padano is a DOP cheese that, as required by the Production Regulations, must be made from raw cows’ milk, coming from no more than two daily milkings and produced only in dairies authorized by CSQA (the sole entity for the certification of Grana Padano cheese).