The La Casa Del Formaggio business has enjoyed consistent growth over many years and in 2015 an external Advisory Board was established. The Advisory Board is made up of the Executive Team and External Advisors. The role of the Advisory Board is to assist Claude and the Executive Team with the long term direction and strategy of the business whilst overseeing safety, compliance & governance. The Advisory Board Members are listed below:
Jerry is a professional company director. His directorships include: Chairman, Berger Paints Bangladesh; Berger Paints India (Advisory Council); Chairman, Bolix SA [Poland); Advisory Boards at the University of Adelaide (Business School, Agribusiness, and Wine Business Advisory Boards) and is an Advisory Board Member at Minda Inc.
Claude joined the family business in 1989, learning the art of fresh cheesemaking from his father. Since his appointment to the role of Managing Director in 2000, Claude has built La Casa into one of Australia’s largest fresh cheese manufacturers. The business now employs over 120 team members. The brand is ranged in over 2,000 outlets around the country and is the category market leader. Claude attended Harvard Business School in Boston USA to undertake the OPM Business Management Program. Claude has held a number of positions over the years on the boards of various Industry groups.
Sean is a Chartered Accountant with 10 years’ experience in large accounting firms and listed organizations. Experienced in strategic planning, budgeting, forecasting, statutory reporting, project management, process improvement, systems planning and capital management. Executive roles include Senior Planner Finance & Analysis for Thomas Foods and Chief Financial Officer for Water Utilities Australia.
Aphrodite was appointed General Manager Human Resources in August 2018. Her career spans 25 years in various operational, strategic and leadership human resource roles. Aphrodite’s experienced has been gained in the medical research, manufacturing, healthcare, distribution and consultancy industries within the private and not-for-profit sectors. Aphrodite is tertiary qualified in HR / IR management and psychology and has completed formal studies in WHS and Injury management.
James is the Founder and Director of Fine Scottish Foods Pty Ltd. He has 30 years’ experience in creating, developing, growing, and nurturing world leading brands in Production, Operations, Quality, NPD & Technical Roles. James has extensive experience in Product Development and Project Management. He has taken the lead role in designing and building world class food manufacturing facilities across the UK, Europe & Australia
Wayne’s experience spans 30 years in Sales, Marketing, and General Management. For the past 18 years he has worked as a strategic marketing consultant working with some of Australia’s leading SME’s. He has worked with the La Casa Del Formaggio business for 10 years in a consulting capacity, in areas including strategic planning, finance, sales, marketing, leadership and category analysis.
In our home, the doors are always open.
There is always room at the table.
We give only the best for our guests –
Because this is our passion.
From our home to yours.
We create every piece of cheese as if it were to be enjoyed by our own family. We value this trust placed in us.
Our family introduced Bocconcini to Australian supermarkets, making them commonplace in the meals Australian families enjoy.
We are proud to share our family’s cheese with your loved ones and we believe our team, suppliers and customers are part of our extended family.
That’s why we say “There is always room at the table.”
La Casa Del Formaggio sources fresh milk from local family owned and run farms. Using hands-on cheese-making techniques, our cheesemakers transform the premium quality milk into Australia’s leading Italian style fresh cheese.
That’s why we say “We give only the best for our guests.”
At our very core, you will find passion. We are passionate about what we do and it’s contagious throughout our entire team. We care deeply.
That’s why we say “This is our passion.” Share it with us.
To create an environment that embodies our family values and a culture that is inclusive of our team, customers and suppliers, we follow these guiding principles.