Authentic Parmigiano Reggiano DOP - 1/2 lb

$ 17.00

Known as the “king” of Italian cheeses, this robust entity--- Parmigiano Reggiano--- bears a royal lineage, dating back to 1901, when the Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano-Reggiano Parmesan, was established among the Italian cheese-producing provinces of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena and Mantua.

This historic consortium was formed to introduce a fair trade union among the makers, merchants and traders of this esteemed, regionally produced cheese. Heroic efforts went into properly naming it, but a roomful of proud Italian cheese makers couldn’t decide between the two, final choices: “Parmigiano” or “Reggiano”. Need we say more?

Our Parmesan Reggiano cheese, from the Emilio Romagna region of Italy, bears the protected manufacturing seal of approval originated by the Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano-Reggiano-Parmesan, indicating its “DOP”, or “protected designation of origin”. We offer this 24-month-aged cheese in convenient ½-pound size for snacking right off the wheel, or generously sprinkled over piping hot pasta dishes. Buon Appetito!

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