Zanetti

Zanetti  cheese is born out of more than 100 years of experience and family tradition.  Zanetti SpA was  founded at the end of 19th century by Guido Zanetti and was mainly involved in buying and selling dairy products. In 1946, with the acquisition of a dairy plant in Marmirolo, Zanetti started its industrial activity. In those years they transformed approx. 70 hectolitres of milk a day and produced 14 Grana Padano wheels.  Zanetti today  is the largest producer of Grana Padano in Italy and one of the largest curers of Parmigiano-Reggiano. At any given time, Zanetti has more than 500,000 wheels in cure. Zanetti is a leading company in the production, maturation and sales of typical Italian cheese and the first company in terms of great, consistent quality.

 

 

Did you know?

  • Grana Padano was developed by the Cistercian monks of the Abbey of Chiaravalle during the 11th century. They were producing milk in excess of their needs so to save wasting it, they tried to find a way to preserve it
  • Cows that produce the milk for Grana Padano are regulated with strict guidelines.  They are only fed with grass and cereals with strictly no antibiotics or preservatives.
  • Parmigiano Reggiano is the most shoplifted item in Italy.
  • Each wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano is made with 600 litres of milk!
  • 4,000 tons of Grana Padano and 12,000 tons of Parmigiano Reggiano were destroyed during the last earthquake that hits Bologna, Italy
  • Tiramisu, a popular desert made with Mascarpone cheese, literally means “pick me up” and gained this name by the lightness of the dessert in combination with the energy boost from the espresso
  • Chilled cheeses should ideally be taken out of the refrigerator two hours before serving
  • Consuming cheese after a meal is reported to reduce the risk of tooth decay