OUR AWARDSThe path taken by Mario Costa in 1919, who has always prioritized product quality, has proven successful many times. In 1924, he won the top award at the Dairy Show in Milan. Later, in 2006, Mario Costa S.p.A. was awarded the first Trophy at the Concorso Caseario della Scuola di Pandino. In addition to that, Mario Costa S.p.A. won the Tuttofood Cheese Award during the edition of Tuttofood held from the 8th to 11th of May 2011 at Fieramilano. According to Davide Fileppo Zop, Sales Manager at Mario Costa S.p.A., the Tuttofood Cheese Award is an important recognition whose purpose is to promote the best European Dop cheese through awareness thereby strengthening its presence in the international market. An unusual feature of this award is that the jury is composed of sellers, consumers, chefs and journalists but not producers. The Mario Costa Gorgonzola, along with other thirteen top quality products, was the only Gorgonzola to be awarded.
In 2013, during the next edition of Tuttofood Mario Costa won the Tuttofood Certified Quality Award.
In 2014 won the First Prize for the Gorgonzola Piccante at the Caseoart Contest – S.Lucio Trophy with the product “Stravecchio”. In 2015 the co-marketing between Mario Costa and Liquigas is awarded with “Special Prize for Environmental Sustainability” by “Formaggi&Consumi” magazine.
CERTIFICATIONSThe Gorgonzola of the Mario Costa cheese factory is produced with the same care, love and dedication of nearly one hundred years ago, with special emphasis on the hygiene of milk processing. In this regard, the company has been awarded the BRC and IFS standards (version 4) introduced by major retailers operating on a national and international scale.
These standards are reliability guarantees also recognized by foreign countries that answer the fundamental question "Is the manufacturer able to meet all the legal requirements and to provide a safe product in every aspect?" The careful monitoring conducted by Audit once a year ensures the implementation of a quality management system, the control of the workplace and suppliers, waste disposal, hygiene processes and human resources. Above all, Mario Costa strongly supports the "Made in Italy" and the old Italian food tradition, starting from its main feature: quality.
Recently, our company, in line with its green philosophy, has chosen LNG to power its updated production process. Since LNG is an efficient and environmentally friendly energy source due to its much lower CO2 and NOX emissions, Mario Costa has been granted the zero-emission Certification (0E) in compliance with the requirements of UNI EN ISO 14064.