Founded in 1967 by a group of local breeders, the Società Cooperativa Agricola 4 Madonne Caseificio dell’Emilia takes its name from a votive pillar dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, located near the headquarters of Lesignana di Modena, in the heart of Emilia. Following mergers over the years, the Cooperative now has 62 contributing members, 5 production dairies located between the provinces of Modena and Reggio Emilia (both in the plains and in the mountains) and an annual production of about 100,000 wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano D.O.P.
The location of the contributing members and dairies allows us to produce different biodiversity such as Parmigiano Reggiano Red Cows, Organic Parmigiano Reggiano and Parmigiano Reggiano “Mountain Product”. We also offer traditional Parmigiano Reggiano aged for over 80 months.
Provinces of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, Bologna (left of the Reno river) and Mantua (right of the PO river).
We are located the province of Modena, famous for Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, Lambrusco, Ferrari and Pavarotti
Guided tour of the production departments through large windows to ensure hygienic and environmental safety and tasting as described above, in English € 15.00 p.p.
At the end of each guided tour we offer a tasting of Ricotta, Parmigiano Reggiano spread, Tosone (fresh cheese), 4 seasonings of Parmigiano Reggiano, balsamic vinegar, jam, mustard, water and Lambrusco
The visit, in total hygienic and environmental safety, includes the room for transforming milk into cheese, all the production steps up to the maturing warehouse.
When was the last time you had dinner in an Italian restaurant in Canada and you thought you were dining in Italy? That’s exactly how “Ospitalità Italiana Certified”restaurants want you to feel when you visit their fine dining establishments.
Ospitalità Italiana is an official certification from Unioncamere, Italy’s federation of local Chambers of Commerce and Industry, that tells you that the food you are enjoying is unquestionably Italian: products are authentic, ingredients genuine and recipes true to the thousand year history of Italian cuisine.
Canada is home to some leading Italian Chefs. Passionate and innovative, many have refined their skills and advanced their knowledge directly in Italy. In addition, Montréal boasts a fabulous cooking school ITHQ where young aspiring chefs learn Italian technic and Italian traditional recipes from the masters.
So the next time you make reservations for an Italian dinner in a Montreal restaurant, ask if they’ve received the Ospitalità Italiana seal of approval. You will enjoy the true Italian taste.