History

A century of experience, tradition and passion for Italian cheeses

A century of experience, tradition and passion for Italian cheeses: knowing how to produce genuine cheeses of days gone by on an industrial scale is a challenge overcome on a daily basis thanks to investment in the region, in 100% Italian local milk suppliers, in infrastructures and technologies, in respect for tradition and safety regulations, in the control of all phases of production.

  • End of the 19th century

    The Foundation
    The Foundation
    Foundation of the Company Zanetti, which began as a local excellence in the maturing of hardcheeses from its area.
  • 1920-1940

    Grana cheese
    Grana cheese
    Guido Zanetti becomes one of the main maturers of Grana cheese.
  • 1946

    The Marmirolo cheese factory
    The Marmirolo cheese factory
    Start of industrial activities with the acquisition of the Marmirolo dairy plant.
  • 1948

    The foreign market
    The foreign market
    Launch of export to overseas markets.
  • 1980

    Fresh cheeses
    Fresh cheeses
    New production of a range of fresh cheeses increases its offering and becomes more modern.
  • 1992

    Provolone
    Provolone
    Acquisition of Carbonelli, prestigious name in the Provolone sector.
  • 1995

    New centre in Lavis
    New centre in Lavis
    Opening of the packing plant in Lavis (TN). 10.000m2 where we process 300Tons of cheese every week.
  • 1997

    Continuous expansion
    Continuous expansion
    Zanetti continues to expand with the unveiling of the current Marmirolo production plant.
  • 2010

    New acquisition
    New acquisition
    The acquisition of San Gervasio Dairy plant raises the companies production capacity considerably.
  • 2012

    Parmigiano Reggiano
    Parmigiano Reggiano
    Construction of the new Panocchia (PR) facility dedicated to Parmigiano Reggiano.
  • 2013

    Industry leadership
    Industry leadership
    New acquisitions and continuous investments of the group consolidate the companies leading position in the sector.
  • 2017

    Innovation
    Innovation
    The new factory built in 2017 equipped with unique technologies for aging that contains up to 190,000 forms.
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