Firm commitment to a coherent and respectful business model with a focus on sustainable development.
Our commitment to the environment
At Cerrato Cheeses, we take care of the production process down to the last detail, with the same love and care that you show us by choosing our products. We are demanding because we want to give you the very best.
Thanks to our European cooperative model, we offer complete product traceability from the origin. Starting with our farmers’ cattle, fed with cereals, alfalfa and fodder, through the transport and production processes to the quality control of the cheeses. Our main environmental objective is to reduce resource consumption as far as possible and to implement practices that are more sustainable for the environment, our land.
Our priority at Cerrato Cheeses is to maintain the maximum quality of our cheeses.View our quality policy
Our cheeses meet the highest quality,
safety and authenticity standards, recognised by the most demanding certifications.
At Cerrato Cheeses we are firmly committed to economic, social and environmental sustainability. Deeply connected to the environment, we are governed by the principles of bioeconomy and circular economy.
Responsible water use
Our purification plant prevents the contamination of the water used in the cheesemaking process before returning it to the river, reducing our environmental impact.
Our biomass boiler and photovoltaic solar park prevent the emission of almost 1,500 tons of CO2 into the environment every year, reducing the environmental impact of our activity as a company.
Reduced use of plastics
Our zero-waste policy includes the use of recyclable packaging through an integrated waste management system (IWMS).
We contribute to maintaining the rural population and the small towns of Castile and León and Cantabria. We are one of the economic engines of the Cerrato region, encouraging people to stay in rural areas thanks to the creation of quality employment.
The CERRATO CHEESES Cooperative Society defends a strategy aimed at satisfying the needs of consumers, as well as researching new market trends. Innovation is important in this respect, both in traditional business and in the development of new products and alternative channels. We implement R&D initiatives focused on the three main trends: health, convenience and flavour. We are also committed to the implementation of innovation and investment projects. In recent years we have developed the following projects that have been recognised and partially supported by public bodies.
R&D Project. 2018 – With the aim of launching the new Baby and Fresh Cheese with a consistent texture product ranges, an innovation project was developed by QUESOS CERRATO, S. COOP. The project was funded by the Centre for the Development of Technology and Innovation (CDTI), within the Direct Line of Innovation (Project No.: IDI-20181212) and under the title “New cheese production process for new product formats”. This grant is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the technology fund, an R&D&I operation by and for the benefit of companies. Therefore, the regulatory provisions of the ERDF apply to the project.
R&D Project. 2019 – The project “Study of the analysis and control of the reduction of butyric swelling control additives in cheesemaking” was co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) of the European Union and the Regional Government of Castile and León, through the Institute for Business Competitiveness of Castile and León (ICE), with the aim of promoting research, technological development and innovation. The aim of the project was to control the late swelling of cheese by analysing and controlling the milk from livestock farms, thus seeking to eliminate the additives used in the cheesemaking process. File (04/18/PA/0002).
R&D Project. 2021 – The project “Research and development of new lactose-free probiotic cheeses” was co-funded by the ERDF under Thematic Objective 1, which seeks to promote technological development, innovation and quality research. The project was funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) of the European Union and the Regional Government of Castile and León, through the Institute for Business Competitiveness of Castile and León (ICE), with the aim of promoting research, technological development and innovation. File (04/18/PA/0029).