CADI EXPORT

CADÍ BUTTER

BUTTER 1 kg (PDO) 250 g (DOP) 125 g (PDO) 

DESCRIPTION 

Butter uniform in consistency, very easy to spread. Uniform pale yellow in colour. The taste and smell are generally intense at the start, delicate, smooth but slightly acid with reminiscent of hazelnuts.
Made with cream from pasteurized cow’s milk all coming exclusively from our associated farms in the Pyrenees regions (Alt Urgell – Cerdanya).

Moisture: maximum 16%
Fat: minimum 82%

 

RECTANGULAR

DESCRIPTION

Soft cheese with a natural flowering mould rind. Shiny paste with a creamy texture. Mild milky taste with aromas of fungi, truffles and damp meadows, which develop in complexity during their commercial life.

Made with pasteurized cow’s milk all coming exclusively from our associated farms in the Pyrenees regions (Alt Urgell – Cerdanya).

Dry matter: minimum 52%
Fat in dry matter: minimum 51%

NEU DEL CADÍ

DESCRIPTION

Soft cheese with a natural flowering mould rind. Shiny paste with a creamy texture. Mild milky taste with aromas of fungi, truffles and damp meadows, which develop in complexity during their commercial life.

Made with pasteurized cow’s milk all coming exclusively from our associated farms in the Pyrenees regions (Alt Urgell – Cerdanya).

Dry matter: minimum 52%
Fat in dry matter: minimum 51%

URGÈLIA (PDO)

DESCRIPTION

Semicured pressed cheese. Cream coloured paste with many irregularly-shaped eyes distributed throughout. Natural, slightly moist orange rind. Soft and creamy texture. Sweet and penetrating aroma. Very characteristic soft, fruity and pleasant taste.
Made with pasteurized cow’s milk all coming exclusively from our associated farms in the Pyrenees regions (Alt Urgell – Cerdanya).

Dry matter: minimum 54%
Fat in dry matter: minimum 50%

CADÍ FLOR

DESCRIPTION

Aged pressed cheese with a uniform orange colour and few eyes. Firm texture. Smell and taste of great personality.
Made with pasteurized cow’s milk all coming exclusively from our associated farms in the Pyrenees regions (Alt Urgell – Cerdanya).

Dry matter: minimum 55%
Fat in dry matter: minimum 45%

MONTCERDÀ

DESCRIPTION

Pyrenees cheese. Pure ivory-coloured pressed cheese with many irregularly-shaped eyes throughout. Smooth creamy texture. Honest smell of fresh whey. Slightly acid taste.
Made with pasteurized cow’s milk all coming exclusively from our associated farms in the Pyrenees regions (Alt Urgell – Cerdanya).

Dry matter: minimum 50%
Fat in dry matter: minimum 50%

OUR SPECIALITIES

CADÍ CREMA

DESCRIPTION

White ivory pressed cheese with a few eyes. Smooth and creamy texture. Mild taste.
Made with pasteurized cow’s milk all coming exclusively from our associated farms in the Pyrenees regions (Alt Urgell – Cerdanya).

Dry matter: minimum 54%
Fat in dry matter: minimum 45%

CADÍCOOP « LIGHT »

DESCRIPTION

« Light » pressed cheese with a uniform natural colour. Flexible texture. Mild taste and smell. Low-calorie and low-salt. High content in calcium.
Made with pasteurized cow’s milk all coming exclusively from our associated farms in the Pyrenees regions (Alt Urgell – Cerdanya).

Dry matter: minimum 45%
Fat in dry matter: minimum 25%

GRAN CADÍ CREMA

DESCRIPTION

White ivory pressed cheese with a few eyes. Smooth and creamy texture. Mild taste.
Made with pasteurized cow’s milk all coming exclusively from our associated farms in the Pyrenees regions (Alt Urgell – Cerdanya).

Dry matter: minimum 54%
Fat in dry matter: minimum 45%

GRAN CADÍCOOP « LIGHT »

DESCRIPTION

« Light » pressed cheese with a uniform natural colour. Flexible texture. Mild taste and smell. Low-calorie and low-salt. High content in calcium.
Made with pasteurized cow’s milk all coming exclusively from our associated farms in the Pyrenees regions (Alt Urgell – Cerdanya).

Dry matter: minimum 45%
Fat in dry matter: minimum 25%

CADÍ LACTOSE FREE

DESCRIPTION

White ivory pressed cheese with a few eyes. Smooth and creamy texture. Mild taste.
Made with pasteurized cow’s milk all coming exclusively from our associated farms in the Pyrenees regions (Alt Urgell – Cerdanya).

Dry matter: minimum 50%
Fat in dry matter: minimum 42%

CADÍ GOUDA

DESCRIPTION

Pale orange pressed cheese with a few eyes. Smooth and creamy texture. Mild taste.
Made with pasteurized cow’s milk all coming exclusively from our associated farms in the Pyrenees regions (Alt Urgell – Cerdanya).

Dry matter: minimum 55%
Fat in dry matter: minimum 48%

GRAN CADÍ SIERRA

DESCRIPTION

Ivory-coloured pressed cheese with irregularly–shaped eyes throughout. Slightly crumbly texture. Mild taste.
Made with pasteurized cow’s milk all coming exclusively from our associated farms in the Pyrenees regions (Alt Urgell – Cerdanya).

Dry matter: minimum 50%
Fat in dry matter: minimum 45%

GRAN CADÍ NATA

DESCRIPTION

White ivory pressed cheese with a few eyes. Smooth and creamy texture. Mild taste.
Made with pasteurized cow’s milk all coming exclusively from our associated farms in the Pyrenees regions (Alt Urgell – Cerdanya).

Dry matter: minimum 54%
Fat in dry matter: minimum 45%

CADÍ GRAND’EDAM

DESCRIPTION

White ivory pressed cheese with a few eyes. Smooth and creamy texture. Mild taste.
Made with pasteurized cow’s milk all coming exclusively from our associated farms in the Pyrenees regions (Alt Urgell – Cerdanya).

Dry matter: minimum 50%
Fat in dry matter: minimum 42%

MONT CADÍ

DESCRIPTION

Pyrenees cheese. Pure ivory-coloured pressed cheese with many irregularly-shaped eyes throughout. Smooth creamy texture. Honest smell of fresh whey. Slightly acid taste.
Made with pasteurized cow’s milk all coming exclusively from our associated farms in the Pyrenees regions (Alt Urgell – Cerdanya).

Dry matter: minimum 50%
Fat in dry matter: minimum 50%

HAVARTI CADÍ 50%

DESCRIPTION

Pure ivory-coloured pressed cheese with many eyes throughout. Smooth creamy texture. Mild taste.
Made with pasteurized cow’s milk all coming exclusively from our associated farms in the Pyrenees regions (Alt Urgell – Cerdanya).

Dry matter: minimum 54%
Fat in dry matter: minimum 50%

CYLINDRICAL

CADÍ TIERNO

DESCRIPTION

White ivory pressed cheese with a few eyes. Smooth and creamy texture. Mild taste.
Made with pasteurized cow’s milk all coming exclusively from our associated farms in the Pyrenees regions (Alt Urgell – Cerdanya).

Dry matter: minimum 50%
Fat in dry matter: minimum 45%

CADÍ SEMIDURO

DESCRIPTION

Semicured pressed cheese with a uniform yellow colour and few eyes. Semi-hard texture. Particular distinctive aroma and taste.
Made with pasteurized cow’s milk all coming exclusively from our associated farms in the Pyrenees regions (Alt Urgell – Cerdanya).

Dry matter: minimum 52%
Fat in dry matter: minimum 45%

CYLINDRICAL

CADÍ SIERRA

DESCRIPTION

Ivory-coloured pressed cheese with irregularly–shaped eyes throughout. Slightly crumbly texture. Mild taste.
Made with pasteurized cow’s milk all coming exclusively from our associated farms in the Pyrenees regions (Alt Urgell – Cerdanya).

Dry matter: minimum 50%
Fat in dry matter: minimum 45%

SLICES AND PORTIONS

CADÍ CREMA SLICES

DESCRIPTION

White ivory pressed cheese with a few eyes. Smooth and creamy texture. Mild taste.
Made with pasteurized cow’s milk all coming exclusively from our associated farms in the Pyrenees regions (Alt Urgell – Cerdanya).

Dry matter: minimum 54%
Fat in dry matter: minimum 45%

FRESH

CADÍFRESC 250 g

DESCRIPTION

Fresh cheese. Long-life with no preservatives. Doesn’t lose whey. Firm texture when cut. Melts on the palate. Valuable source of calcium and phosphorus.

Made with pasteurized cow’s milk all coming exclusively from our associated farms in the Pyrenees regions (Alt Urgell – Cerdanya).

Dry matter: minimum 24%
Fat: minimum 10%

GRATED AND MELTED

CADÍ GRATED 100 g

DESCRIPTION

Grated processed cheese
Thin grated cheese with high dry matter. Melts on the lower part and grates on the top. Particularly suitable for use in precooked dishes, fresh or frozen, such as cannelloni, lasagna, etc. and it’s great with pasta like macaroni, spaghetti, etc.

Dry matter: minimum 55%
Fat in dry matter: minimum 30%

                                       CADI EXPORT                                              

THE COOPERATIVE

In 1915, Josep Zulueta i Gomis founded the Cooperativa CADÍ, with the help of a group of far-sighted farmers. It was the first in the dairy industry to be formed in Spain. Thus, the cooperative marked the beginning of a socioeconomic project that would restructure the county’s farming community. And since then, its milk has been the force driving progress in the region.

Cadí is the fruit of the hard work and enthusiasm of a group of people who have come together around a single idea: to create a new model for agricultural activity that offers future growth and provides a living for the local people.

HISTORY

The area also had a very strong cheese-making tradition; the farms used to make cheese for family consumption and any small surpluses were sold at local and county fairs. So, while wine growing declined, the acres of pastureland and the number of cows increased.

In 1915, the Cooperativa CADÍ was created with the initial goal of producing and selling beef. The increased meat production also generated a milk surplus for which a market had to be found, and the first industrial-scale facilities were built for butter and cheese making.

At the same time, a number of livestock owners belonging to the cooperative decided to import a Swiss race that was known for its high milk production, mating the bulls with the highest milk producers of the local breeds.

Between 1940 and 1960, this was the main type of cheese sold in the main population centres in Catalonia, such as Barcelona, and it became very popular.

Originally made using craft methods, new techniques were gradually introduced to improve the quality, in a process which still continues today, and which led to EU recognition in 2000 as a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO, expressed as DOP, for Denominació d’Origen Protegida, in Catalonia and Spain).

 GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION

The counties of La Cerdanya and L’Alt Urgell, protected by the Cadí Mountain Range to the south and joined by the Segre river basin, form part of the Catalan Pyrenees. With very similar climates and physical features, they make up a system of small valleys and meadows along the river and its tributaries, where nature is fertile and well-preserved, rich in flora and green pastures.

The Mediterranean mountain climate is ideal for this type of pastureland and forage fields, which give the milk in this area its differential bouquet, enabling dairy products of outstanding quality to be made.

What does a product with the Protected Designation of Origin
(PDO, or DOP in Spanish and Catalan) certificate mean?  

They are agricultural products or foodstuffs that come from a particular geographical area or place, whose properties are significantly or exclusively determined by the geographical environment, including natural and human factors, and whose production, processing and preparation take place within the geographical area or place that gives the designation its name, including traditional designations of foodstuffs, whether or not such designations are of a geographical nature.

 

They are healthy, good-quality products, but when we choose a Catalan ‘DOP’, we are not just looking after our health and palate; we are also promoting local trade and the region’s economy in general. There are 11 Protected Designations of Origin (Denominació d’Origen Protegida, in Catalan and Spanish) in Catalonia, five for extra virgin olive oil (Siurana, Les Garrigues, Oli del Baix Ebre-Montsià, Oli de Terra Alta and Oli de l’Empordà). But there are also other products such as Reus hazelnuts, Ganxet beans, Ebro Delta rice, Lleida pears, and L’Alt Urgell and La Cerdanya cheese and butter. The last two are made by CADÍ.

SPAIN 

Head offices
Sant Ermengol, 37
25700 La Seu d’Urgell (Lleida)
Catalonia – Spain

Website :cadi.es