An aged Italian cheese with concentrated flavors that dates back to the Middle Ages and satisfies the most discerning palates.
By J.M. Towers
Parmigiano Reggiano is Italy's oldest cheese.
Parmigiano Reggiano is a unique and extraordinary cheese that has been produced for more than nine centuries. After all these years, it is still made in the same places and with the same craft techniques of the past.
Its origins date back to the Middle Ages—the mid-12th century to be precise—when in Benedictine and Cistercians monasteries of the Parma-Reggio Emilia region in northern Italy, the monks started to make a hard cheese by processing cow's milk in large boilers.
Today, as in the past, the master cheese makers continue to produce this cheese in the traditional and authentic way using the excellent local milk to which no additives are added.
Cheese producers showcase the best samples of Parmigiano Reggiano.