The Association monitors the production and marketing of the Mozzarella di Bufala Camapana in compliance with the production rules for the DOC (Certified Origin Brand) and DOP (Certified Provenance brand EEC) quality brands.
DOC recognition was given by Presidential Decree on 10/5/1993. The Protection Association was founded in 1993 and now represents 95 producers.
The Consorzio di Tutela della Mozzarella di Bufala Campana, created in 1981, is the only organisation acknowledged by the Department for Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies for the protection, safeguarding, improvement and promotion of this extraordinary cheese from Central and Southern Italy that is loved throughout the world.
The Consortium's purpose is the protection of the production and commercialisation of Mozzarella di Bufala Campana, the defence of the denomination in Italy and abroad, the encouragement of continuous improvement in the Mozzarella’s production methods and the consequent qualitative improvement of its production. It also aims to constantly check on production and commercialisation and, in particular, on the correct usage of the Denomination of Origin.
Mozzarella di Bufala Campana was awarded the prestigious European Denomination of Origin status in 1966. This award is made in order to officially recognise the organoleptic and merchandise qualities of this cheese and mainly depends on the environmental conditions and the traditional working methods existing in the specific area of production.
Mozzarella di Bufala Campana represents the most important Dop brand in central-southern Italy and is the fourth at national levels and the third amongst the Italian Dop cheeses.
The dairy has adopted a system of hazard analysis control and critical control points in accordance with the H.A.C.C.P. method.
H.A.C.C.P. is a system of sanitary control that allows us to implement self-control of the production process in an organized, systematic way. This allows us to achieve high levels of food safety and ensure the healthiness of our preparations, therefore protecting consumer health.
Our products are guaranteed by the blue label of ITALIALLEVA, the platform controls to producers and processors, created by the AIA (Italian Breeders Association) to ensure the transparency of production processes to the benefit of consumers.
ITALIALLEVA guarantees the origin and quality of the entire chain of animal products through constant monitoring that involves farmers, processors, distributors and consumers.