It is not necessary to carry out laborious research to gather
documents on the ancient origins of Parmigiano-Reggiano.
Nine Centuries of Excellence: its
When it is said that Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese has been
"a great cheese for at least nine centuries", it is
not only highlighting its ancient origin. Indeed, it means
pointing out that this cheese today is still identical to how it
was eight centuries ago, having the same appearance and the same
extraordinary fragrance, made in the same way, in the same places,
with the same expert ritual gestures.
Historical evidence shows that already in 1200-1300,
Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese had reached its perfect typicality that
has remained unchanged until the present day.
Today like in the past, cheese masters continue in their effort
and in their risk by sincerely and proudly persisting in making
their cheese with solely milk, rennet, fire and art, and in abiding
by the rigorous centuries-old methods and application of the
technique that is the result of special vocations and matured
Today: Recent History
The recent history of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese is
essentially the history of how the approximately 450 small artisan
dairies of the typical area (that encompasses about nine thousand
milk producers) has obtained, by way of Law, the recognition of
their determination in preserving the processing method and the
very high qualitative level of the product.
it is the story of how the guarantee of genuineness of
Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese is now an absolute guarantee, thanks to
the precise rules, applied with strict conformity self-discipline
Parmigiano-Reggiano is guaranteed from more than seventy years
from the Consortium and, above all, it is loved since nine
centuries for its generous taste.