If you’ve ever purchased Ricotta, Mozzarella, Burrata, Bufala, or Mascarpone cheese from Stop & Shop, Big Y, Shop Rite, or Whole Foods here in Connecticut, chances are you’ve purchased cheese made by Calabro Cheese Company from East Haven.
According to calabrocheese.com, the company was founded in 1953 by Joseph and Salvatore Calabro, who began by delivering their cheese to small Italian grocers across Connecticut. After decades of hard work, Calabro Cheese is considered one of the best producers of fresh cheese in the United States, and its products are available in most of the Eastern, Western and Southern United States. .
Frank Angeloni, President and CEO of Calabro Cheese, has just announced on Calabro Cheese’s Retail Shop social media page that Granarolo SpA, an Italian food giant based in Bologna, Italy, and one of the leading Italian dairy exporters to the world, has purchased the Calabro Cheese Corporation.
According to the statement, Gianpiero Calzolari, President of Granarolo SpA said –
“We have found a fantastic company, with quality driven operations, high quality standards and excellent management skills. We will aim to strengthen our productions, adding hard cheeses to a well-established distribution platform and to strengthen knowledge of our superior products in the US market. “
According to Calabro Cheese Corp CEO Frank Angeloni –
“Rita Calabro and I are happy to announce that after 68 years of producing and selling by our family a range of quality fresh cheeses, we place Calabro cheese in the arms of Granarolo, a well respected Italian company with a long and rich tradition in the dairy industry, both in Europe and outside of Europe. We are convinced that with our two teams working together, we can increase the activity in the United States. Granarolo has a large portfolio of high quality PDO products, made in Italy, which complements the fresh cheeses of Calabro produced in the United States. Granarolo has repeatedly demonstrated an innovative force which is essential and vital in the American market today We want to express our gratitude and appreciation to our loyal customers, who have contributed to our success for nearly 7 decades, and are confident that this acquisition will continue to benefit them in the years to come. to come. “
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