STORIES OF PEOPLE, LANDS, AND CHEESES

: 01/07/2020

 AGRIFORM PRODUCES, MATURES, PACKAGES, AND MARKETS QUALITY CHEESES TYPICAL OF VENETO AND OTHER ITALIAN REGIONS.

The Company The Company
Agriform partners with some of the most important cooperative dairies in Northeastern Italy. By directly controlling all phases of the production chain, it is committed to applying the most correct methods in order to obtain the highest quality products. Agriform cheeses are the result of a territory historically dedicated to top quality dairy production, in strict compliance with traditional techniques and careful selection.
 
Commitment and passion have led Agriform to be today a leading company in the landscape of PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) cheeses, and the first Venetian company in the sector of Grana Padano, Asiago, Piave and other regional PDO cheeses.

Ambassador of Made in Italy, thanks to its distribution network, Agriform exports to more than 50 foreign markets, which accounts for more than half of its annual turnover. With its "Oro del Tempo" brand, it offers a selection of typical long-aged cheeses, whose maturation is controlled directly within the company by expert "master cheesemakers".
 

AGRIFORM'S BEATING HEART ARE THE PEOPLE

Agriform’s beating heart are the people: men and women who with their work, their history, traditions, the connection with their territory, and the values ​​that have been handed down from generation to generation, have made it the main cooperative company in the North East of Italy for PDO cheeses.

An important milestone but also a commitment that Agriform intends to renew day after day.
 
Mission
Land

A LAND DEDICATED TO TRADITIONAL PRODUCTS

Agriform’s strenght has always been the connection with the Veneto region, reflecting the soul of its region through its products.
Made with particular attention to the protection of the territory, to history, to the raw materials used, and the original production methods, Agriform’s products are the result of experience, skill and professionalism, cutting-edge technologies and quality controls on all thought all production phases.
The Veneto region

THE VENETO REGION

The variety of the Veneto landscape charms and seduces, giving visitors wonderful glimpses of nature, and a precious slice of history, architecture, art and civilization.
From the world-famous Venice, with its numerous canals, bridges, gondolas and the splendid St. Mark’s square, to Verona with the majestic Arena and the romantic Juliet’s House; from Padua, a gem rich in history, which Giotto's paintings made famous, to Vicenza and the majestic architecture of Andrea Palladio; from Treviso with its Signori Square to Rovigo with the Po River Delta, its villas, rural villages and ancient towns, to Belluno, where the city center with its splendid buildings gives way to the Dolomite mountains: seven charming art cities that make Veneto a cultural and historic pearl known throughout the world.
A land rich in history, culture and ancient traditions, but also a land dedicated to hard work that knew exactly how to combine the strong bond with the territory with a healthy private and cooperative entrepreneurial spirit.  It’s this double identity that has allowed the Veneto region to achieve its agri-food excellence known throughout the world (for example: Vialone nano rice, oil from Lake Garda, Treviso Red Radicchio).
An excellence that has been particularly strong in the dairy sector with Protected Designation of Origin cheeses: Grana Padano, Asiago, Piave, Montasio, and Monte Veronese.

The production area of ​​Grana Padano largely coincides with the region of the Po Valley in its territories north of the Po River. It affects 5 regions, from Piedmont to Veneto, up to Emilia Romagna. In Veneto, the area of ​​origin includes the six lowland provinces (excluding Belluno), although over 95% of production is concentrated in the provinces of Vicenza, Verona and Padua. Parmigiano Reggiano DOP

The production area of ​​Parmigiano Reggiano includes the provinces of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, Bologna to the left of the Reno river and Mantua to the right of the Po river. In this area, milk is produced, transformed into cheese and portioned.

Piave cheese is produced exclusively in the province of Belluno, in the northernmost part of Veneto, wedged between Trentino Alto Adige and Fiuli Venezia Giulia. It is in this area, dominated by the famous and evocative peaks of the Dolomites, that the legendary river Piave flows which from its source on Mount Peralba in the northernmost part of the province and passing through Cadore and Feltrino meets the plain at the foot of the Venetian pre-Alps.

Asiago is produced in the area ranging from the Po valley to the mountain pastures of the Asiago plateau and Trentino. The milk collection and Asiago PDO cheese production area touches four provinces: the whole of Vicenza and Trentino and a small part of Padova and Treviso.

The production area of ​​Montasio cheese includes two Regions:
  • Friuli Venezia Giulia: the whole territory of the provinces of Udine, Pordenone, Gorizia and Trieste
  • Veneto: the whole territory of the provinces of Treviso and Belluno and in part the provinces of Venice and Padua

Monte Veronese is a mountain cheese from the pre-Alps surrounding the city of Verona. A territory that extends from the mountain area of ​​Lessinia to multiple areas in the northern province of Verona.
Blocco 07 - Zone d'origine

PROTECTED DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN

Agriform has chosen to primarily dedicate its work to Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) cheeses. The choice in marketing PDO cheeses means protecting and promoting the excellence of Italy’s agricultural and food culture, acknowledging and appreciating tradition, as well as safeguarding the variety of the production locations and the authenticity of the tastes.

 

PDO (DOP in Italian) is the legal protection trademark attributed by the European Union to those foods whose quality characteristics depend essentially or exclusively on the territory in which they were produced and therefore cannot be imitated outside a specific production area.

A uniqueness that comes from the combination of natural factors (climate, environmental, geological, and agronomical characteristics) as well as human factors (tradition, production techniques handed down over time, craftsmanship) of the geographical area.

In order for a product to be able to use the PDO mark, the production, transformation and processing phases must take place in a defined geographical area. This product must adhere to strict production rules established in the production specifications that are guaranteed by a specific supervisory body.

This European Community recognition is a guarantee which ensures that the consumer is purchasing quality food meeting the determined requirements and produced in compliance with precise specifications..

The PDO mark ensures:

1. Reliability, because it relates to products regulated by Italian and EU laws.
2. Traceability, since the products come from a geographically defined area.
3. Link with the territory, since the products are obtained using traditional methods and have particular characteristics due to a close link between product and territory.
4. Typical nature, meaning that the product is obtained by respecting the traditional production method and processing methods that maintain the products typical nature.
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