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Consortium at Expo Milano 2015

The Gorgonzola DOP cheese was at Expo Milan 2015, and was brought to you by the Consortium for the protection of Gorgonzola and other associated companies.

The NE10 Federalimentare pavilion, named “CIBUS è ITALIA”, hosted 400 companies with 1,000 brands located on 2 floors and divided into 15 different themed areas.

The Consortium was exhibiting within the Afidop area (Associazione Formaggi Italiani a denominazione di origine protetta – Italian DOP Cheeses Association) in area 29, together with another 9 Consortia for the protection of other DOP cheeses and this covered an approximately 10 linear meter corner with pictures and a large screen displaying institutional videos and images.

During the Expo, there was three tasting weeks. A specifically organised area was opened to all the visitors who would have the chance to taste the two types of Gorgonzola cheese, the sweet (dolce) and the spicy (piccante).

Expo Milan 2015 has been the Universal Exhibition that Italy hosted from May 1 to October 31, 2015, and has been the greatest event ever organised on food and nutrition. Over this six-month period, Milan became a global showcase where the participating countries showed the best of their technologies in order to offer a real answer to a vital need: being able to guarantee healthy, safe and sufficient food for everyone, whilst respecting the Planet and its environmental balance. 1.1 million square meter exhibition area, with over 140 international Countries and Organizations involved, and with over 20 million visitors expected. These were the figures of the most important international event, that has been held in our country.

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