Parmigiano Reggiano DOP is undoubtedly the most consumed of Italian cheeses and is one of the most famous cheeses in the world.
Parmigiano Reggiano DOP originates from the region of Emilia Romagna, in the provinces of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena and part of Bologna, specifically in the mountainous areas between the Po and the Tyrrhenian rivers. It’s texture is unique mainly because of how easily the cheese can crumble, with pieces being easily detachable using hands or with the tip of a knife.
The taste of Parmigiano Reggiano is salty yet delicate, it’s intensity and saltiness increases as it matures. The cheese is enjoyed on its own, or grated over pasta, risotto or salad.