Grana Padano, on the occasion of Expo, has set up a real cheese factory to show the work of one of the most prestigious products of the Italian tradition.
With this ambitious project the Consorzio Tutela Grana Padano is in Cascina Triulza, Civil Society Pavilion of Expo Milano 2015: a significant sign of the cooperative world, starring in Cascina Triulza together with other realities of the Third Sector, the world of sustainable and institutions working on the issues and the objectives proposed by the Pavilion.
Every day, 2 cheesemakers work 1000 liters of milk to produce two forms of Grana Padano, one at 11:30 and the other at 16.30 which will then be put in the classic molds for 48 hours and then in the so-called 'salt' and then finish the salting a lombard cheese factory where they will stay from 14 to 30 days before moving in maturing warehouses.
The cheese factory will be operational throughout the duration of Expo and to give the opportunity to all visitors to follow the work will be visible a video of 2.5 minutes, in Italian and English, that resurface every time of production of the cheese DOP more consumed in the world.
The cheese factory and the processing of the cheese will be visible through a window to allow to maintain the production standards and the controlled atmosphere imposed by the ASL and the product specification.
The forms produced Expo will be sold at auction. The proceeds will be donated to charity to benefit children of the Pediatric Hospital in Haiti.
The project aims to actively involve visitors, involving them in practice the process of cheese making and then touch how important are the manual labor, the respect for the land, the quality of raw materials and demonstrating how companies can combine efficiency and productivity, in respect of the people and their work.