Parmigiano Reggiano

Cheese Merchants of America sources the finest quality Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese from Italy. This completely natural cheese, famous worldwide as the "King of Cheeses" due to its method of production and its organoleptic characteristics. The production is regulated by strict standards registered by the EU. 

  • AGED: Minimum 24 months or more.
  • COLOR: Straw, to deep straw color. 
  • FLAVOR: Sweet, fruity, pleasant
  • AROMA: Typical clean dairy flavor. Free from strong, stale, rancid or foreign odors.
  • INGREDIENTS: Cow’s Milk, Rennet, Salt. An anti-caking is added if grated, shredded or shaved.  
  • SHELF LIFE: Grated, Shredded or Shaved: 90 days from product date if sealed. Quarters or Whole Wheels: 180 days from product pack date.
  • ANALYTICAL: 32% Moisture, 32% Fat on a Dry Basis
  • Wheels: 70lb random weight wheel
  • Quarter: 2-10lb 1/8th pieces that equal 1 quarter wheel
  • Grated, Shredded or Shaved: (4)-5lb bags, (2)-5lb bags

Serving size: 1 oz (28g)
Calories:
110 Calories from Fat 70



% DAILY VALUE
Total Fat 8g 12%
  Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
30%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 180mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate less than 1g 0%
  Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
0%
Protein 9g
Vitamin A
Calcium
4%
30%

History

  • Parmigiano Reggiano is an Italian cheese with  a protected designation of origin.  This means the cheese is guaranteed for its destinctive features and its link with the area of origin, by a system EU rules designed to protect both consumers and producers.  This cheese is entitled to bear the Parmigiano-Reggiano mark and, therefore, the wheel must display all the marks required for identifying and distinguishing the prouduct.   Parmigiano is the Italian adjective for Parma and Reggiano is the Italian adjective for Reggio Emilia. 
  • The dairy cows making milk for Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese are mainly fed with hay from the area of origin and are not allowed to eat other foodder which is cheaper. 
  • Parmigino-Reggiano is produced in the whole area of the following provinces:  Bologna (on the left bank of the Reno river), Mantova (on the right bank of the Po River), Modena, Parma and Reggio Emilia.   The secret of goodness originates in the place of origin, in the natural feed, and in the high quality milk with no additives.  

Sourcing

  • Cucina Andolina Parmigiano-Reggiano comes from the finest Italian producer.  It's recognized as being of the first category during the grade selection test for the conformity to P.D.O standards.  The wheels having the market characteristics of the first category bear marks of origin and the oval hot iron branded mark. 
  • GMO Free and GLUTEN Free
  • Microbial Enzyme
  • Produced with Raw Milk
  • Allergen: CONTAINS MILK
  • The EXP DATE is stamped on the corrugated box.  The EXP DATE is the lot code and serves all traceability purposes.
  • Recommended storage/shipping temperature of 33-50 degrees Fahrenheit