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The art and innovation of Master Confectioners

Long experience in the art of confectionery and careful attention to changing tastes and trends: these two guiding principles have inspired the Dal Colle brand for over 120 years, and are embodied in a wide range to be enjoyed every day and on special occasions.
Tradition and innovation inspire us in the production of pastries that are not only delicious but also of choice quality, thanks to the skilful processing of prime ingredients selected in response to consumers’ demands.
Because our is a daily mission, to which we give great importance: to offer sweet temptations for sharing at any time.

Our History

120 years of history

Our history began in 1896, when Egidio Dal Colle opened a family-run confectionery business at Cellore d’Illasi.
He adopted a strategy unusual for the confectionery sector, which was to prove very successful in the following years: to use Sourdough in his products. Thanks to this inspired idea, Egidio – nicknamed the “yeast wizard”- was awarded the gold metal for the best bread-making at the Milan City Fair in 1925

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Our History

120 years of history

Our history began in 1896, when Egidio Dal Colle opened a family-run confectionery business at Cellore d’Illasi.
He adopted a strategy unusual for the confectionery sector, which was to prove very successful in the following years: to use Sourdough in his products.
Thanks to this inspired idea, Egidio – nicknamed the “yeast wizard”- was awarded the gold metal for the best bread-making at the Milan City Fair in 1925. This coveted prize helped to establish the Dal Colle name in the sector and encouraged the founder to teach all the secrets of his trade to his son Ettore, who took over the reins of the business and decided to expand his father’s premises and add pandoro and panettone to the product assortment.
It was in the Seventies, when the third generation took over the running of the business, that the small family concern at Cellore d’Illasi was transformed into an industrial outfit, with a dramatic change in size. In fact, Egidio – grandson of the founder of the same name and the company’s current chairman – decided to expand the premises and purchase land at Colognola ai Colli, near the Milan-Venice motorway, for the construction of the new production plant, where Industria Dolciaria Dal Colle is still based today.
The company’s success has now reached the fourth generation, with Beatrice and Alvise Dal Colle. Over the years, the business has grown into a dynamic group on the oven-baked confectionery market with a vast range of Permanent and Seasonal products.
The seasonal products (Pandoro, Panettone and Colomba) constitute a separate market from the permanent range, since their association with specific times of year means that they are not interchangeable with other articles from the point of view of demand. Over the years, the company has developed a large assortment of permanent products (Croissants, Cakes, Sponge Cakes).

Products & Quality

Certifications

Dal Colle has been hard at work every day since 1896 to achieve higher and higher quality standards, seeking the best possible response to the market’s demands.
Our constant dedication has won us two prestige quality certificates.

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Products & Quality

Certifications

Dal Colle has been hard at work every day since 1896 to achieve higher and higher quality standards, seeking the best possible response to the market’s demands.
Our constant dedication has won us two prestige quality certificates:

  • BRC (British Retail Consortium)
  • IFS (International Food Standard)
  • Certiquality (Certified Environmental Management System)
  • Bio Agricert (IT BIO 007 P33 Q ITALIA)
  • iTi (International Taste Institute)

These certifications ensure to preserve a high level of responsibility towards the consumers, abiding by the existing legislation controlling foodstuffs, retaining the highest safety and hygiene standards. They also ensure the use of carefully selected raw materials, avoiding the use of genetically modified ingredients.