Our farming roots
The changes caused by phylloxera
The first herd of goats
The Montbrú brand is born
Change of image and new products
Taking part in Medieval festivals
Over the years, a new recreational activity became increasingly popular and gave a real boost to the cheese dairy: Medieval festivals. Montbrú is strongly committed to this new sector and, every weekend, we travel around towns across the region to sell our cheeses. This has helped to build brand awareness throughout Catalonia
A larger team
While Montbrú had been a small company in the 1990s with a team of just 4 people, by the start of the year 2000, there were already 10 people working in the factory and 15 livestock farmers across Catalonia working exclusively for the Montbrú dairy.
The new factory
Growing demand for our products meant that we were outgrowing our little factory and had to look for new premises. We decided to make a large investment and build a factory with the latest technology in the village itself, in Moià. This new factory enabled us to work more comfortably and more efficiently to make our products, as well as maintaining our traditional production methods. As well as the new factory, the company also opened its new offices in the town.
Montbrú’s new image
We underwent the largest and most significant change of image that we have ever had. We changed the logo to the one we still use to this day. The new design shows drawings of prehistoric animals, which we chose to represent the strong links that the Moianès region has to the Coves del Toll caves. We also changed the colours of the labels and designed new packets and packaging to give the brand a fresh image that conveyed our three key values: quality, tradition and innovation.
Our first international gold award
With our Sarró de Cabra, we won the gold award at the World Cheese Awards, an international accolade that gave a great boost to the brand, putting it on a level with the most prestigious cheeses in the world.
Consolidation and regional network
The cheese dairy grew to reach a team of 40 workers in the factory and 40 livestock farmers, including goats, cows, buffalo and sheep throughout the region.
30 years of making
We are celebrating our 30th anniversary in top form, coinciding with the passing of the baton from Pere Antúnez, who has led our cheese company for the last three decades, to Oriol Antúnez, the second generation of the family. At Montbrú we currently export our products to over 20 countries and produce more than 25 types of cheese, mostly made from goat and buffalo milk.
Montbrú’s Sarró is the best bloomy rind goat’s cheese in the world
Sarró goat’s cheese has won the award for the world’s best bloomy rind goat’s cheese at the prestigious World Cheese Awards.
Montbrú is the best innovative
agri-food company in Catalonia in 2019
We win the Award for Agri-Food Technological Innovation (PITA) and it certifies us as the best innovative agri-food company in Catalonia in 2019, thanks to our new product, the Cheesefuet XXL.