OUR STORY

 

The year 1941 saw the birth of Latteria Sociale Cooperativa La Grande.
The 13 founder members provided 3,308 quintals of milk for an annual production of 561 wheels.
Since 1941 La Grande has taken over a good 6 dairies: La Piccola, Gazzo, Prati Melli, San Savino, Cogruzzo and Nuova Aurora.
Nowadays. La Grande has 20 members who provide 98,000 quintals of milk producing a striking 17,800 wheels of this undisputed “King of Cheeses”: PARMIGIANO REGGIANO.
Sheer craftsmanship, using only milk from the area of origin (Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena,  Bologna to the left of the Reno River, Mantua to the right of the River Po) and without any additives.

Latteria Sociale Cooperativa La Grande, 70 years in which passion, love and tradition have created products that are unique for their genuineness and goodness.

Our Certification

Certificazione Descrizione
ceritifcazione qualita

Protected Designation of Origin, better known under its acronym PDO, is a mark that legally protects designation granted by the European Union to foods whose special quality features depend essentially or exclusively on where they are produced. The geographical circumstances are taken to include both natural factors (climate, environmental characteristics), and human factors (production techniques handed down over time, craftsmanship, savoir-faire) which, taken together, ensure a product that is inimitable outside a particular production area. For a product to become PDO, its production, processing and preparation must take place within a restricted geographical area. Those who make PDO products must respect rigid production regulations laid down in the production specifications. Respect for these regulations is guaranteed by a specific Inspection Body. In order to distinguish PDO from PGI products, also at a glance, the colours of the respective marks have been changed from yellow-blue to yellow-red

ceritifcazione qualita FORMA E FETTA

The forma e fetta brand with the words PARMIGIANO REGGIANO on a black background is a trademark and an obligatory reference to identify and recognize pre-packed Parmigiano Reggiano

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The term ISO 9000 identifies a whole series of standards and guidelines developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which define the requirements for an organization to implement a system of quality management, in order to conduct business processes, improve effectiveness and efficiency in product manufacturing and delivery of services, and to gain and increase customer satisfaction

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The International Food Standard was established in response to the need for a uniform quality assurance standard valid for all food products distributed through wholesale and retail channels. Essentially, this is a unified control system for quality and safety, applicable at all production levels where foodstuffs are prepared (food companies but also firms that pack loose food products). IFS Food applies particularly to processing and preparation, the treatment of loose products, and activities carried out during initial packing. IFS Food was the first standard from International Featured Standards. Version 3 of IFS Food was developed by HDE (Deutscher Einzelhandelsverband)- Germany’s largest association of small retailers – and launched in 2003. In 2004, an updated version was produced and introduced in collaboration with the FCD – Fédération des Entreprises du Commerce et de la Distribution. In later years, also Italian retail associations began to show an interest in the IFS and the latest version (No. 5), introduced on 1st January 2008, is actually a collaboration between three retail federations from Germany, France and Italy [1]. The IFS began by publishing IFS Food and then went on to develop further standards, including IFS Logistic (applicable to both food products and non food products), IFS HPC (homeware and body care products).

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The BRC Global Standard for Food Safety was established in 1998 to guarantee that branded products are obtained according to well-defined quality standards and in compliance with minimum requisites.
It can be likened to a set of specifications that links approved suppliers to the distributor. This is one of the food safety standards recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), an international movement whose main aim is to increase and promote food safety throughout the supply chain.

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