The Trentingrana Consorzio dei Caseifici Sociali Trentini sca has decided to join the two commercial operative centres, Trentingrana and Formaggi Trentini to form a single commercial pole, connected by a “group” logic, to represent local products of excellence in the respect of their typical characteristics and origin.
The new "FORMAGGI DEL TRENTINO" Group, which brings together the operative poles of Trentingrana in Segno di Predaia and Formaggi Trentini in Trento, into a new commercial centre has very recently come into being All the sales and marketing activities have been channelled into this group which is now the only contact for supermarkets and the large-scale retail trade and for Normal Trade.
The new group offers its customers and buyers a range of cheeses including, as well as Trentingrana, all the excellent Trentino products from the member dairies and sold nationwide: Puzzone di Moena DOP, Vezzena del Trentino, Casolet Val di Sole, Tosela di Primiero, Fontal di Cavalese, Mezzano Trentino, Affogato di Sabbionara.
The group also comprises all those typically local products which are sold in the Trento area and neighbouring provinces.
The transformation of milk is very important in the economy of the province of Trento. Milk and its uses are a major component both of the agricultural economy and of the social and cultural traditions of our rural population.
1897. About 240 community dairies (unregistered companies) in Trento produced butter and low-fat cheeses.
1909 - 1918. The first dairy cooperatives came into being dotted around the province, as the legislation at the time granted state and provincial subsidies only to cooperative dairies incorporated in the form of cooperative consortia. Today, there are 18 dairy coops that collect and transform the milk from about one thousand farmers.
1951. The Trentino Dairy Coops and Milk Producers Consortium (CON.CA.S.T.) came into being as a second level consortium, grouping together all the dairy cooperatives in Trentino, to take on and deal with the common issues of the sector.
1973. The producers of Grana cheese formed a Consortium called TRENTINGRANA, with the aim of promoting the sale of this product. Initially the member dairies had to contribute a part of their production then from 1983 it became compulsory for them to contribute all their production.
1993. The two Consortiums merged into a single company called Trentingrana - CON.CA.S.T. s.c.a.r.l. (today Trentingrana - Consorzio dei Caseifici Sociali Trentini s.c.a.).
The Consortium has carried out and continues to carry out various functions in the dairy-cheese sector in the province of Trento, its main operating activities being:
- analysis of the milk and dairy-cheese products;
- technical assistance for production;
- curing and sale of Trentingrana cheese and other dairy-cheese products of the member dairies;
- production and sale of butter and whey in powder form;
The Consortium has two locations:
1) the registered and administrative office, the production of butter and whey in powder form, as well as the sale of products other than Trentingrana, in Trento, in via Bregenz 18;
2) the unit for curing and sale of Trentingrana cheese, in Segno di Predaia in Val di Non, in via della Cooperazione 4.
The Consortium performs its services and production for and on behalf of its members and, when requested and compatibly with its facilities, public corporations and private companies.
It has been certified since 11th January 2002 according to the UNI EN ISO 9001:2000 standard; the certifying body is the CSQA of Thiene.
The Consortium has four Operative Sectors:
- Production (Butter and Whey production);
- the Laboratory ;
- Services ;
- and the Commercial Sector.
In particular, the Laboratory is accredited in conformity with the UNI CEI EN 45001 standard. It carries out analyses of milk and milk by-products, ensuring the payment of quality milk (raw milk from the farmers belonging to the dairy coops), and guaranteeing that the milk and dairy products from these dairies are salubrious.
The following dairy coops belong to the Consortium:
CASEIFICIO SOCIALE VAL DI FASSA Sca
LATTERIA SOCIALE CASTELFONDO Sca
CASEIFICIO SOCIALE VAL DI FIEMME CAVALESE Sca
LATTERIA SOCIALE CAVARENO Sca
CASEIFICIO SOCIALE COREDO Sca
LATTERIA SOCIALE DI FONDO Sca
LATTE TRENTO Sca
CASEIFICIO DEGLI ALTIPIANI E DEL VEZZENA Sca
CASEIFICIO SOCIALE ALTA VAL DI SOLE PRESANELLA Sca
CASEIFICIO COMPRENSORIALE PRIMIERO Sca
LATTERIA SOCIALE PREDAZZO E MOENA Sca
CASEIFICIO SOCIALE MONTE OZOLO REVO' Sca
CASEIFICIO SOCIALE ROMENO Sca
CONSORZIO PRODUTTORI AGRICOLI RUMO Sca
CASEIFICIO SOCIALE SABBIONARA
CASEIFICIO COMPRENSORIALE CERCEN Sca
CASEIFICIO SOCIALE TOVEL TUENNO Sca