Updated: Oct 29, 2020
President Sergio's arrival in Italy last month of August was booked to give a series of visits to several Italian companies. It meant more than just business since his goal was to truly get direct authentic experiences from companies that are making their mark in the Italian scene. Aside from his courtesy call to the new Consul General in Milan and his interesting visits to one of the Finest Cheese Factory in Sardinia, here are more of the highlights of his trip in Italy adding Argiolas Formaggi and Cantina del Giogantinu on the list.
First Stop! Argiolas in Sardegna Italy! an island and regione (region) of Italy, the second-largest island in the Mediterranean and lies roughly 190 miles west of Italy's mainland.
President Sergio Boero with the very welcoming representative of Argiolas in Sardinia, on Tuesday, 15 September 2020.
#CompanyStory Argiolas Formaggi was born in 1954 in Dolianova, among the green hills of Campidano, in the province of Cagliari, thanks to the initiative of two young brothers: Ennio and Eligio. Argiolas Formaggi is today a state-of-the-art dairy industry in the sector of the production of typical Sardinian cheeses, which uses only local sheep and goat milk. The absolute certainty of the product's wholesomeness is guaranteed by a state-of-the-art internal analysis laboratory, which checks in detail every stage of processing. Their mission is consumer satisfaction by offering products from the ancient Sardinian dairy tradition combined with the highest hygienic and technological standards.
Today Argiolas Formaggi, is now in its 60 years of producing traditional dairy of sheep and goat cheese, they pride on quality, research and environmental sustainability. Truly Argiolas Formaggi is a story, a family and a passion.
Next stop! Cantina del Giogantinu in Berchidda, Sardinia Italy
President Sergio Boero with the General Manager of Cantina del Giogantinu in Sardinia, on the first week of September 2020.
The Cantina Sociale del Giogantinu The Cantina Sociale del Giogantinu was born on 13 July 1955 as a cooperative company. The lands extend mainly in the area of Berchidda and Oschiri. The group of founding members has expanded over time and today is made up of about 250 partners with a single value: working with passion, love for the land and care for the vines. The company has always looked to the future, paying great attention to innovation and training. Grow and improve, respecting tradition; this philosophy is contained in the historical wines of the winery: Giogantinu and Giogantinu Superiore, symbol of an authentic taste, that of Vermentino DOCG di Gallura. Gallura, located in the north-eastern part of Sardinia, also known as one of the most famous tourist areas in the world, is an enchanting hilly region with a strong wine-growing vocation. The particular characteristics of the soil, the climate and the selection of vines, together with the passion of the many winemakers, are the essential premises that have given rise to a product rich in nobility. The area involved in the production of Giogantinu wines has reached such a high level of specialization that it has allowed us to give them great personality and a high level of quality.