Our history

About us

We are in Gragnanino di Gragnano Trebbiense, in the province of Piacenza. Here, stands Lattegra, a dairy company founded and still controlled by the Fugazza family, which began its business of processing milk into Grana Padano in 1944. At that time, the dairy produced 4 wheels per day with milk derived exclusively from its own cowshed.

The story of Lattegra is the story of a passion that has been passed down for generations. This also shines through in the multiple certifications obtained over the years that symbolize and underscore the commitment to ensuring a top-quality finished product that supports the environment. In fact, the gradual growth of the business has led to an investment program aimed not only at expanding the facility but also at continuous research to increase quality and safety. The certifications obtained by Lattegra (environment, energy management, traceability of the food supply chain, product carbon footprint, occupational health and safety, BRC, IFS) show a responsible, high-level approach to production.

The continuous search for quality and efficiency has led the company to the application of an integrated quality system that covers both the hygienic-sanitary aspect and the traceability of the product that goes from the field, to the milk collection, to the subsequent processing into Grana Padano PDO.

The production of Grana Padano today is around 170,000 wheels a year and is done by flanking strictly traditional processing with the support of technological plants that make it possible to optimize quality and have a consistent product.
In short, tradition and technology, both aiming to quality.

The cowshed, owned by the Fugazza family and located right in front of the dairy, is home to about 1,300 dairy cows, fed through corn, alfalfa and permanent grassland, which bring 2300 hectoliters of milk to the dairy every day, along with milk collected from local stables in the Piacenza, Pavia and Lodi areas, to be processed into Grana Padano PDO.

More about

Grana Padano PDO

Our Path

The birth of Lattegra

Lattegra dairy began operations, using milk from its own cowshed. Production is 4 wheels per day.

The first restructuring

The most important renovation begins, with ex-novo construction of dairy and maturing warehouse, the latter with a capacity of 63,000 wheels, which, added to the previous one, lead to an availability of 78,000 wheels. Production is 510 hectoliters of milk per day and 102 wheels of Grana Padano per day.

The unique livestock farm centre

The feasibility study of a unique livestock farm center at the “Lodge” site begins.

Increase in cowsheds

Work began on the construction of the first two cowsheds and, to follow over the years, four more, growing to a total herd of about 800 dairy cows and 600 replacement cows.

The second restructuring

Further renovation begins, with expansion of the brine plant and addition of a new 60,000-cheese maturing warehouse This gives us a total capacity of 138,000 wheels.

BIOGAS plants

Start construction of 2 BIOGAS plants, one 1 MWh and the other 250 kWh.

A new reservoir

A new milk storage reservoir is placed. this results in a storage capacity of about 2,000 hectoliters of milk per day, with a daily production of 460 wheels of Grana Padano and about 168,000 wheels of Grana Padano produced each year.

BIOGAS plants grow

The capacity of the 250 kWh BIOGAS plant is increased to 1 MWh. The two plants are fed mostly by slurry and manure produced by the farm, as well as corn silage also produced by the Fugazza farm.

Portioning department

Work began on the construction of a new portioning, grating and packaging department.

The new cowshed

Start construction of a new cowshed with a capacity of about 600 head and a new ventilation and cooling technique.