About us

The story of San Ignacio begins in 1939 in the city of Rosario in Santa Fe, Argentina, when Don Ignacio Rodríguez Soto decides to set off into the adventure of dairy farming.

Don Ignacio’s conviction and passion account for the company’s sustained growth over time.

Little by little, our products were distributed throughout the entire country. This led to the need to expand our processing plant so in 1997, it moved to Sauce Viejo. No more than a year later, in August 1998, the company acquired a new plant in the city of Hipatia.

In 2011 a brand new chapter in our history began in hand with investments in technology, infrastructure, and training our employees to implement and apply the strictest production processes to our goods while maintaining the quality and personalized dedication we had always used to obtain products of the highest purity.

But our story is not only about dulce de leche. We also produce cheese in the same spirit. So much so that in 2006, our blue cheese was awarded the best in the country – a title that makes us feel our hard work pays off.

Every year our dairies process over 27 million liters of milk to produce dulce de leche, cheese, and fresh products sold both to the mass market as well as to the industrial market. We are proud that brands trust our track record, tradition, and quality to place us at the very heart of their products

Our Dairy Farms

Sauce
Viejo

Our first dairy is located in Sauce Viejo. Here we produce our dulces de leche, fresh products, and creams.

Hipatía

Our second dairy, located in Hipatia, is entirely dedicated to the production and processing of artisanal cheeses.

San Ignacio
at home

  • Tradición

  • Repostero

  • Con
    chocolate

  • Queso
    crema

  • Queso
    crema
    Light

  • Queso
    azul

San Ignacio & industry

  • Heladero

  • Para sembrar

  • Repostero

  • Queso crema

Exports

For the first time in our history, in 1978 our products were exported beyond the borders – namely, to Germany. This marked a turning point for San Ignacio, one of the first companies to obtain the certification required to export to the European Union.

Exporting to Europe demanded that San Ignacio be constantly under strict scrutiny by national and international auditing firms and sanitary bodies. Meeting these quality and manufacturing standards allowed us to obtain the BRC Global Standard – a certification only 70 firms in the country possess to date, being San Ignacio the only producer of dairy products to be endowed with it.

We currently export to over 22 countries*and we are one of the main exporters of dulce de leche both in Argentina and worldwide.

*United States, Canada, Spain, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Italy, Russia, Australia, Dubai, Philippines, Israel, Syria, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Bolivia

Certifications

Since 2013. BRC is a standard issued by the British Retail Consortium aimed at guaranteeing best practices in production. It follows the requirements of the Codex Alimentarius and demands the development of a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) program.

By having a high-quality documented management system, complying with environmental standards in our facilities, holding top-level quality assurance and control for our goods and processes, and constantly training our personnel, we were able to obtain an AA-grade rating.

In Argentina, only 70 companies are BRC certified. This denotes our commitment to offering our consumers the greatest level of protection.

Since 1978 when we commercialized our products abroad for the first time, we’ve been the only dairy company in Argentina authorized to export our products to the European Union. This validation expounds the importance of having our dairy farms comply with global standards.

San Ignacio y la gente

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Contact us

Dairies in Santa Fe

Sauce Viejo

Address: Ruta 11 km 447 - (3017)

Phone: +54 342 4590900

Email: info@sanignacio.com.ar

Hipatía

Address:Zona Rural Hipatía. Código Postal 3023. Provincia de Santa Fé.

Phone: + 54 9 11 40892645

Email: rterreno@sanignacio.com.ar

Offices in Buenos Aires

Edificio "x"

Address: Pico 1639/41 9no B

Phone: +54 6009 4900

Email: liglesias@sanignacio.com.ar