The Gran Moravia Eco-sustainable Chain

The artisanal dairy tradition meets a great green and Eco-Sustainable project

Brazzale, the oldest Italian dairy company now at its eighth generation, has created an innovative Eco-Sustainable agri-food supply chain in Moravia, the fabulous and pure region that stretches between Wien and Prague.

Here Brazzale created the Gran Moravia cheese, the long-aged cheese perfect both as a table cheese and for grating, produced artisanally inside the copper vats following the oldest traditional techniques, developed in the ages thanks to the art and the sensitivity of the best Italian dairymen. In the cheese factory in Litovel, the best of the tradition and the technology are brought together. This Eco-Sustainable project is not only the fulfillment of an entrepreneurial dream, but also an answer to consumers’ growing attention on companies’ social responsibility and their demand of products which at the same time are good, affordable and environment-respectful.

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Eco-sustainable chain: numbers and figures

AGRICULTURAL
LAND
80.000 Hectares
FARMS
75
AVERAGE DISTANCE
FROM CHEESE PLANT
70 Km
LACTATING
COWS
17.000
HECTARES FOR EACH
LACTATING COW
> 4,5 Hectares
MILK PRODUCTION
FOR EACH COW
24 lt/day
COWS IN
INDIVIDUAL
BERTHS
100 % +/-3%
FORAGE
SELF-SUPPLY
100%
FODDER
SELF-SUPPLY
>90%
LOAD
OF NITRATES
35 Kg/Hectare
AFLATOXINS
IN THE MILK
< 0,005 μg/Kg
AFLATOXINS
IN THE CHEESE
ASSENTE
BLUE
WATER
72 lt/Kg Gran Moravia
GREEN
WATER
1.944 lt/kg Gran Moravia

The supply chain consists of a network of more than 75 farms, directly coordinated by Brazzale technical staff. This network counts more than 80.000 hectares of cultivated lands and almost 17.000 dairy cows: 4,5 hectares of land for each cow. The cattle is selected to obtain the finest proteins and the best milk for cheese production. The large allocation of land allows farmers to feed cows with fodder grown directly on their own ground. The count of nitrate per hectare is several times lower than the limits that EU has set to protect groundwater. The cattle lives in an environment that has the highest standard of ethics and animal welfare.

The natural rainfall of the region allows the farms to not using artificial irrigation causing a great saving in terms of sweet water and fuel, avoiding fodder contamination.

The superior qualities of the supply chain are reflected on the characteristics of the finished product: in the hard cheese Gran Moravia there is no aflatoxin contamination and the “closed cycle” system allows a constant and immediate traceability of each phase. The Italian technical staff constantly advises the optimal choices to select the finest fodder and grants the high quality of the milk.

The origins of Gran Moravia cheese

Gran Moravia is born in Czech Republic, in the most fertile and uncontaminated agricultural area, a land enriched by pure water springs, surrounded by rolling hills, beautiful mountains, forests and natural parks.

Moravia is a region with noble and ancient agricultural traditions.

It is exactely in this region that the team of our best cheese makers, with their skills and know-how have developed and transformed the rich resources of this territory, creating Gran Moravia hard cheese, an unbeatable wonder of taste.

The quality

The superior quality of Gran Moravia hard cheese comes from the continuous  pursuit of perfection in every step of its creation, following the strict rules of its Eco-Sustainable chain.

Gran Moravia is suitable for vegetarian diets and can boast the absence of aflatoxin’s contamination thanks to the extraordinary wholesomeness of the forage used by all the farms belonging to the Eco-sustainable chain.

All the stages of the production of milk and cheese are monitored, tracked and certified by trusted third party institutions.