Parmigiano Reggiano: the king of cheeses

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Chris Allsop flies to Emilia Romagna to tour a Parmigiano Reggiano dairy and discover how this world-famous cheese is created…   “When I have French groups, they have many excellent cheeses, but they do not have Parmigiano Reggiano.” Our guide, Helena, puts her fingers together and gestures aggressively. “They have to accept.” Only five minutes into […]

Buy Italia: Parmigiano Reggiano

Hailing from Emilia-Romagna, the clue is in the name: Parmigiano Reggiano is the ‘king’ of Italian cheeses. We tried seven savoury samples to find our favourite. Parmesan enjoys Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status, meaning that similar hard cheeses from other regions – and of varying quality – cannot use its name. As a rule, […]

Parmigiano Reggiano Protests

There seems to be something really grating cheesemakers in Italy at the moment – particularly those who produce the infamous Parmigiano Reggiano. Parmigiano Reggiano creators plan to line the streets of Bologna this week, in protest against impetuous imposters that are using Parmigiano Reggiano’s fame to cash in on inferior cheeses that just don’t cut […]