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Here in the States, Parmigiano Reggiano is primarily thought of as purely 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.
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By Lynne Ittleman
from Haines City, FL
on Apr 19, 2014
Parmigiano Reggiano
there is no better cheese to be found for grating & eating than your Parmigiano Reggiano. There is nothing in the stores that comes near it. I will continue to buy from igourmet.
By Babette's Feast
from Modesto, CA
on Mar 20, 2014
It's the real deal!
Having had an AFS Exchange student from Reggio Emilio (from the area this cheese is produced) we got spoiled every time she visited the States and brought some local cheese to share. It's great to be able to get it online, however.... and less expensive than the local specialty stores. Happy to find it!
By Kristen
from Boston, MA
on Mar 20, 2014
Intensely aromatic aged parmigiano regggiano
Mmmmmmm yummmmmm so delicious and smooth ..a couple of slivers melt on the tongue . The best I've had.
By Karen
from Illinois
on Mar 10, 2014
Parmigiano Reggiano Top Grade
great flavor. I grated a room temperature portion in food processor. wonderful!
By Nonna
from California
on Mar 04, 2014
Delizioso
Haven't tasted anything better in Italy. Just enough "bite" but not so much as to be unpleasant.
By Sunny
from Miami, FL
on Feb 26, 2014
Fabulous
Great just to slice and eat...and don't forget a good bottle of red!
By Vincent
from Virginia
on Feb 14, 2014
Great Cheese
Love this cheese. Good for grating to put on spaghetti or just slicing and eating. Great flavor. Will be ordering more before this it is gone.
By Mary
from NY
on Jan 19, 2014
Wonderful Cheese
This cheese is beyond delicious. I've never had a Parmigiano that came even close to the taste and quality of this one.
By Maggie
from Massachusetts
on Dec 30, 2013
What an excellent gift choice!
I purchased a 3lb wedge for my folks for Christmas. Never had they received such a huge hunk of first class cheese. My mom was so excited that she tasted a small slice right away. First rate flavor, just as I had hoped. It made for a really fun, extravagant gift. I would order it again in a minute.
By nemed42
from florida
on Dec 28, 2013
great cheese
very tasty creamy good would buy again
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