The President of the Consortium Gorgonzola cheese, Renato Invernizzi, presented the news on Gorgonzola Dop during the National Assembly of shareholders which took place at Hotel Westin Palace in Milan and with the conduction of the tv presenter Nicola Savino: with over 4 and a half million wheels produced in 2016 (+ 1.78% over the previous year), the production of Gorgonzola has been steadily increasing since 2009 to date. Italian consumption has also grown by 2.4% (GFK 2016 data) and the exports by 9% (Source Clal). Over a third of production comes out from Italian borders to reach especially the tables of Germans and French (in Europe), but also Americans, Japanese, and Koreans in the rest of the world.
From a nutritional point of view, it is now official: Gorgonzola is naturally lactose-free! This was stated during the meeting by prof. Erasmo Neviani, presenting the results of the experimentation carried out in collaboration with the CREA Research Center of Lodi (ex – Research Institute for milk and dairy products). The nutritionist Samantha Biale has dispelled many myths about Gorgonzola. Firstly, she invited the consumers to include it in the feeding of the little ones with no problems and then she underlined that a 100 g of Gorgonzola has the same amount of cholesterol (70 mg) of a 100 g of LEAN meat veal, of turkey leg, of chicken (without skin), bresaola or bream or bream fish farming.
Final guest Antonino Cannavacciuolo, to which the tv presenter Savino requested to told some episodes of his professional life and was sympathetically compared with the persons who preceded him as the testimonial of the Consortium Gorgonzola cheese. The chef then invited the guests to taste, “APERITIVO”(“APPETIZER”) his finger food with Sweet and Spicy Gorgonzola created for the occasion.
In 2016 in UK has been consumed 1,040 tons of Gorgonzola with an increase of 0.13% over the previous year. In the United States, despite the numerous local imitations that subtract market shares, the imports has recorded as + 46% compared to the previous year (equal to 482 tons).