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foto-homeWhen great-grandfather Luigi Guffanti, in 1876, began to season Gorgonzola cheese, his brilliant intuition was to purchase an abandoned silver mine in Valganna, in the Varese province.

In the mine, with its temperature and humidity constant year-round, the cheese matured so well that Luigi quickly cornered the markets: his sons, Carlo and Mario, at the beginning of the 1900′s, exported as far as Argentina and California, lands of Piedmont and Lombard emigration.

Maximum attention to the handcrafted quality of the cheeses and passionate care taken in the refinement process mark the proud Guffanti-Fiori family tradition handed, down for five generations.

Experience gained by processing the Gorgonzola has gradually been transferred to the Tomas of the Ossola Alpine pastures, the Reggiano Parmesan, all the cheeses, Italian, French, English, Spanish, Portuguese…

At the origin of it all, an old abandoned silver mine, that at a certain point, began to produce another precious good, one derived from milk.

The Alpine pasture

Situated between 1300 and 2200 meters in altitude, the Alpine pastures produce in the heart of summer a greatly reduced amount of amazing cheeses. For 125 years, our trade has been to know the places, the people, and the traditions, in order to select the best of the best of Italian cheese production.

Let us suggest a short itinerary for an outing in the hills of Val Bognanco, in ...Read more

From the artisan dairy

Follow us to get to know the producers of our cheeses: craftsmen from all the Italian regions who cultivate a centuries old craft.

The attention we pay to very typical cheeses leads us to personally deal with the various processing phases within our national territory. The images that foll ...Read more

Our season caves

A good cheese refiner is brought to light an extraordinary range of his knowledge of people, places, animals, for his theoretical competence and dexterity, but also the availability of another equally important requirement: the suitable ...Read more