La Casa Del Formaggio has formed partnerships with six family farms in the Mt. Compass and Myponga areas to supply of direct-from-farm milk. The agreement is designed to be mutually beneficial for both the farmers and our company, with protections in place against the sometimes harsh fluctuations in the milk market that farmers have historically endured. “The idea was formed to create stability for both our business and the farms,” says La Casa Del Formaggio Managing Director Claude Cicchiello. “With this security, our farmers can invest in their farms and grow their herds knowing they will always receive a good price for their milk. This in turn helps our company because we know we will have consistent supply of good quality milk at fair prices which helps our business to grow.”
A spokesman for the group of farmers, Gino Pacitti, shares Claude’s sentiment. “As a direct result of our relationship with La Casa Del Formaggio, our family businesses can now make long-term strategic decisions. This will enable us not only to stabilize our current business, but it will give us the capacity to grow and evolve,” says Gino. “This partnership provides lasting stability and security for our next generations.”
Like La Casa Del Formaggio, these farms are multiple-generation family businesses. These farms include AMDENA Farm, McHugh and Sons, Jolley Farm, Misty Brae Holsteins, Misty Downs Farm and Whispering Pines.
We are so happy to work with fellow family businesses to source their premium milk as the main ingredient in our authentic, Italian-style fresh cheeses.
Claude gets the “lick-of-approval”
(L-R) Ty Maidment, La Casa Del Formaggio Farms Service Coordinator, Ash Pacitti and Andrew Pacitti