Aerofloat was a key enabler in ensuring a new cheese factory was approved.

When Sam Montalto decided to bring his grandfather’s famous Sicilian ricotta recipe to the Australian market, he needed a wastewater management plan to get his dream off the ground.

The Need

A wastewater management solution to treat the production wastewater from the proposed new facility. Without an approved treatment plant in place from a reputable supplier, Monte Fresco Cheese’s approvals would not have been granted.

The Solution

Aerofloat’s patented dissolved air flotation unit, the AeroDAF 100, to treat the process wastewater from the production facility.

The Benefit

By providing a wastewater treatment plan and showing commitment, Monte Fresco Cheese was granted the relevant licences and approvals to build its new factory and start production.


Monte Fresco Cheese is a start up cheese company in Sydney’s western suburbs.

Before being granted production licences and funding agreements, the owner of Monte Fresco Cheese was required by the authorities to install an effective wastewater treatment system for the production wastewater produced by the facility.

Monte Fresco Cheese contracted Aerofloat to design, supply and commission its dissolved air flotation unit, the AeroDAF, for the treatment of its production waste.

The Aerofloat Solution

The project included the initial hydraulic design and site layout for the expected flows and composition of this green field site.

Aerofloat supplied a model 100 system to Monte Fresco Cheese who completed the majority of the installation and procurement of auxiliary equipment – with the remote support and advice of Aerofloat engineers.


Due to Aerofloat’s thorough and effective design and products, Monte Fresco Cheese met its requirements with authorities and was able to push forward with the production facility development.

Today, Monte Fresco Cheese produces a range of cheese products and was a Gold medal winner at the Sydney Royal Easter Show for its ricotta just months after starting production.

After Care Service

Aerofloat can help you maintain optimal performance of your wastewater treatment system long after installation.

Servicing – Chemical Supply – Sampling & Analysis – System Automation & Remote Monitoring

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