Award winning South Australian based cheese maker, La Casa Del Formaggio announced the start of construction of its new $35 million state-of-the-art cheese production facility within the Northern Adelaide Food Park at Edinburgh Parks.

The construction has created 208 new jobs with 90 ongoing. The state government contributed $1.5 million to the project and SAFA attended the sod turning ceremony in late December 2021.

The start of construction of the new facility marks an exciting milestone in the company’s 30-year history. It signifies the realisation of the company’s vision to create one of Australia’s best cheese manufacturing facilities.

The new world-class facility which is expected to be completed by July 2022 allows La Casa Del Formaggio to meet growing demand for its fresh cheese and dairy products in Australia and expand into new export markets.

Renowned for their award-winning cheese products including Bocconcini, Mozzarella, Burrata, Ricotta, Haloumi, Parmesan, Mascarpone and Cream, the company will move from its current site at Glynde, north-east of Adelaide.

The contract for construction of the new 10,000sqm facility was awarded to national builder Vaughan Constructions.

La Casa Del Formaggio had made the decision to build direct supply relationships with local South Australian dairy farmers in 2014 and began working closely with six family farms on the Fleurieu Peninsula. On Thursday December 23, the company has expanded to farms across the Fleurieu Peninsula, Adelaide Hills and Murraylands.

The first production run is scheduled for October 2022 with all production and staff fully transitioned to the new facility by February 2023.

SAFA employees at the turning of the sod