We’ve been proud to be everybody’s company for 130 years
Extract from the 1883 Articles of Association:
“... to have incorporated in Soligo a Joint-Stock Cooperative under the name Latteria di Soligo. It will have a duration of thirty years from the date of incorporation. Its goal is to buy milk in order to make perfect products using all of them; to engage in its large-scale sale; to provide milk carriers with a secure income; encourage cattle farmers to strive for the progressive improvement of cattle breeds, increase the number of cows, and divide the profits of management among shareholders. ...”
Founded in 1883, among the first cooperatives in Italy, Latteria di Soligo is one of the symbols in the Veneto dairy sector. During the first years it developed around Soligo, opening more cheese factories in the area between Col San Martino and Refrontolo. The number of members increased year after year reaching, in 1943, sixty years after its establishment, 2300, confirming the strong tie with the land of the Cooperative. A story including important people such as Cav. Ezio Spina, whose name was associated with Latteria di Soligo for over fifty years, holding the position of Director and Chairman.
Among the first to adopt the Tetrapak packaging option to store long-life milk (in the Seventies) and introduce innovative products such as Formajo Imbriago di Monovitigno (in co-operation with the Scuola Enologica di Conegliano) and cubed mozzarella, in its long history Latteria di Soligo has shown creative and farsighted capabilities. To be remembered is the introduction of online traceability for some products (Casatella and Alta Qualità (High Quality) milk) in 2001, a first in the Italian dairy market.
An important part of its history are also the mergers, some minor but some extremely important: for instance the ones with Latteria di Vazzola (1953), Trevenlat (1989) and Latteria Cattolica di Breganze (2003). These mergers have allowed Latteria di Soligo to become a national reality. The latest important merger with Cooperativa del Vicentino, has opened the door of an important market such as the Asiago PDO.