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A day at work with the Merli family
San Pietro in Cerro (PC), Italy
The farm "Società Agricola Merli" is located in the Piacenza region of Italy. The family farm is run by Giovanni Merli and his family in the second generation. About 180 cows are milked every day and the all the milk goes into the production of the highest quality "Grana Padano" brand of Parmesan cheese
The president of the cheese company is Egidio's father, Giovanni Merli.
This means that the entire value chain is in family hands, guaranteeing the best quality from the field to the table.
A day at work on the farm at Gaec des Roches du Dard
Cattle farm and dairy
The dairy farm "Gaec des Roches du Dard" is operated by four partners and managed by Christophe Chambon. The 110 dairy cows are allowed to move freely on the pasture during the day. When they return to the barn in the evening, they can look forward to the best quality hay with the best nutrients.
When they are milked in the morning, part of the milk goes directly into cheese production and is immediately processed into the regional speciality, Morbier.
The direct and extremely short distance between the cows and the cheese ensures that none of the milk's flavour is lost along the way and the highest quality dairy products are created.