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Spain: The PDO Torta del Casar invoices almost 8 million euros

Published Feb 12, 2022

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The Regulatory Council of the Torta del Casar Protected Designation of Origin has certified 322,928 kilograms of cheese last year, which represents an increase of more than 10% compared to the 2020 certification, and a turnover of 7.9 million euros . During this campaign, the total production of milk has grown compared to 2020, going from 1.6 million to 1.9 million liters, as well as the volume of that which has been transformed in the dairies, increasing from 61.1% to 67 ,one%.

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The certification index in 2021 has also been somewhat higher, reaching 88.2% of the cheese made under the PDO quality standard. In this regard, the president of the Regulatory Council of the Protected Designation of Origin Torta del Casar, Ángel Juan Pacheco, indicates that "from Cooprado, the only milk collection center for Torta del Casar and which manages almost 100% of the production , we continue to promote the implementation of sheep selection programs aimed at improving their production rates, and this significantly favors the increase in milk obtained”. Regarding the distribution of Torta del Casar sales, the proportion marketed in the national territory has continued to be the majority, with 93.8% compared to 6.1% of sales abroad. The national market, with 303,113 kilograms, has been distributed as follows: in Extremadura 99,203 kilograms; in the Community of Madrid and the central zone 103,722 kilograms; in Catalonia and the Valencian Community 51,981; Andalusia 31,065; ...
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