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Here in the States, Parmigiano Reggiano is primarily thought of as a grating cheese. Connoisseurs around the world, especially in its native northern Italy, savor Parmigiano Reggiano as a delicious, full-flavored eating cheese as well as a key addition to their finest dishes.

It began life seven centuries ago in the Italian provinces of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, part of Bologna, and part of Mantua. Nature blessed this zone with the most idealistic cattle-grazing land to create the unique milk from the "Zone Tripica". The local cheese craftsmen took it from there, utilizing a totally natural process that has not changed for 700 years. No additives, no machinery, no gimmicks. Just sweet, fresh milk in its pristine state; the artisan's ancient skills and then nature's own good time (aged from 18 to 20 months). What you see today is just what the knights, serfs, saints and kings of old ate!

All wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano are inspected at 12 months of age to determine grading. Only the top three grades, based on appearance, structure and other characteristics, are permitted to continue the aging process. At the request of the producer, wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano at 18 months of age are inspected a second time. If the wheels meet the ultimate standard for the Top Grade, the mark EXTRA or EXPORT is branded on the side of the wheel to provide an additional guarantee of the superior quality of that particular wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano. America's Test Kitchen and Cook's Illustrated have both voted igourmet.com's Parmigiano Reggiano #1 in their quest to find the best Parmesan in America today. "We preferred the igourmet top grade and Vacche Rosse Parmigiano-Reggiano by a landslide, ranking them significantly higher than the other cheeses for complexity of flavor and appealing texture. And when we tasted the regular Parmigiano from igourmet against our supermarket cheeses, it was an easy winner."

  • Made from unpasteurized cow's milk.
  • Photo depicts whole 80 lb. form of cheese.
  • We cut and wrap this item by hand.
  • Please contact us if you would like to purchase the whole form.

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Latest Customer Reviews for Parmigiano Reggiano Top Grade - Pound Cut
By J. Fisher
from Quartz Hill, CA
on Jul 13, 2015
Great Taste and Excellent Service
This Parmesan is wonderful in our Caesar Salads and Fettuccine Alfredo! It is also a great, rich snacking cheese. It arrived promptly in its own little cooler with a still-frozen cold pack.
By butch
from san diego
on Jul 12, 2015
super good
exciting and extremely gratifying taste the best
By ri-rose
from Rhode Island
on Jul 11, 2015
very nice
Very tasty parmigiano-reggiano. I can only buy on sale because of shipping across country so was glad I could get a pound this time. Arrived packed well also.
By bonnie5310
from Pensacola, Fl.
on Jul 11, 2015
Great cheese
Yuuummm I love this stuff-I use it in both my cooking and with crackers or canapes-teamed it up with a fresh basil leaf, cherry tomato,oil cured black olive, on a wheat triscuit...
By Art Moore
from LA, CA
on Jul 10, 2015
Delicious
A wonderful eating cheese that is soft enough not needing grating to enjoy.
By bushmills
from illinois
on Jul 09, 2015
love fresh cheese
living in a remote area getting fresh parm cheese makes a big difference in the taste of your dishes
By Not an italian
from Texas coast
on Jul 02, 2015
Delish!
This is just the best Parmigiano Reggiano. Locally we can purchase only the smallest blocks (or worst yet, pre-grated saw dust) of a less than satisfactory brand. This is the real thing. Give it a try.
By RONALD LAMBEK
from ADIRONDACK, NEW YORK
on May 22, 2015
GREAT CHEESE
TASTES GREAT! EASY TO GRATE AND EASY TO SLICE. WOULD DEFINITELY BUY AGAIN FROM IGOURMET.
By RL Clinton
from New Jersey
on May 11, 2015
Parmigiano Reggiano Top Grade- 3 Pound Club Cut
Excellent Quality. I'm extremely happy that I found igourmet.com on line. Very fast delivery. Freshest Parmigiano - Reggiano I've purchased in a long time. Much better than the supermarket
By Steven
from Mountain View, Ar
on May 05, 2015
Hard cheese
Love it! Very good quality, and fast shipment, will order again when this is gone.
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