Mozzarella di Bufala Campana PDO: a world icon

The Los Angeles Times has listed the typical Italian soft cheese and Champagne wine as world-class excellencies
Mozzarella di Bufala Campana PDO: a world icon

Mozzarella di Bufala Campana PDO (Buffalo Mozzarella: a creamy mozzarella made with buffalo milk) and Champagne PDO; the Los Angeles Times has chosen these two excellences to tell two icons in the world at the time of the coronavirus health emergency. The report by one of the most prestigious American newspapers confirms the international appeal of Mozzarella di Bufala Campana PDO, which is considered a true symbol of Made in Italy food.

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Mozzarella is a highly esteemed and beloved product – says the president of the Consortium for the protection of Mozzarella di Bufala Campana PDO, Domenico Raimondo –, and it is precisely this awareness that will allow us to maintain a high processing rate. Moreover, even during the lockdown due to the coronavirus emergency, we could see how much mozzarella is a typical product of our tables, loved at all times. We know that it has also been eaten at home; many people have used it in their recipes.”

About 35% of the 50,000 tons of mozzarella produced each year are exported to countries such as France, Germany and the U.S.


According to the prestigious American newspaper, buffalo mozzarellaunites the territory and represents a sort of business card for the Campania Region, with iconic images such as Vesuvius, mozzarella and Pompeii, all connected in people’s minds.”

The industry also involves about 350,000 buffalo raised across southern Italy

The Los Angeles Times also analyzed the repercussions on the sector caused by the lockdown: “The regional government has allocated about 19 million euros in financial aid for buffalo breeders, but Mozzarella di Bufala Campana PDO producers themselves have not received any special government aid. Summer is usually the busiest time of the year for mozzarella sales, but the outlook remains uncertain.”

The consortium represents about 90 mozzarella producers, most of them in Campania near Naples


In Italy, sales of Mozzarella di Bufala Campana PDO have fallen by as much as 40% as pizzerias, restaurants and hotels were forced to close nationwide on March 10, says Pier Maria Saccani, general manager of the protection Consortium.

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An immediate stop from one day to the next caused a lot of damageSaccani says, especially for a product such as mozzarella that has a short shelf life -. We’ve had to look for other distribution channels because when you have a product this fresh, you have to distribute it quickly.”

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