Castelli UK Ltd, based in Sevenoaks, Kent is the UK operation of Nuova Castelli SpA in Italy.
Castelli was established in Novara in 1892 by Carlo Castelli as a company that produced Gorgonzola cheese. Of a modest entity at first, the firm quickly grew thanks to the quality of its product and at the beginning of the 20thcentury, it began dealing with other typical Italian cheeses such as Parmigiano Reggiano and Grana Padano.
But the biggest developments occurred during the years between the two World Wars when Castelli became one of the most important enterprises in the sector. And it was still in this position of leadership in 1988, when the new ownership took over the business. Since then, further developments have occurred and new production plants taken over, one of these being the dairy of Abbiategrasso, that has been specialising in the production of Gorgonzola and Taleggio cheese for the past century.
But all of this development has never impaired those values of reliability and care typical of an artisan crafted product which are at the roots of Castelli’s success. Although helped by machines in the more repetitive and fatiguing phases, Castelli’s cheeses are still mainly produced by hand as dictated by tradition and as confirmed by the strict regulations established by the protection Consortiums. Moreover, in order to successfully export its produce, Castelli has had to pass all the stringent examinations that the counties and customers require
Our most recent investment has been in our own Parmigiano Reggiano dairy which is the largest in Italy producing around 120 wheels per day. Castelli Group is responsible for 30% of all exports of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.
We also have exclusive export agreements with a number of specially selected producers enabling us to offer an extensive range of Italian Cheese and other European cheeses in the UK.
Our UK team covers all aspects of Commercial, Marketing, Stock and Logistics, Technical Services, and Accounting.
Castelli’s excellent range of products are sold through leading retail, industrial and wholesale sectors around the UK and internationally.