Parmigiano Reggiano

Important Facts
Country of Origin Italy
Specific Origin Emilia-Romagna region
Certification PDO (1996)
Milk Type Cow's milk
Milk Treatment Raw
Fat Content Minimum 32%
Rind Hard
Texture Grainy, flaky
Flavor Umami
Flavor Notes Lactic (fermented milk), sweet (fresh cream, melted butter), fruity or citrusy (apricot, banana, dried fruits, lemon, pineapple), balanced by savory nutty (hazelnut, walnut) and meaty
Aroma Mild, Milky
Colors Straw or light straw
Forms Cylindrical, slightly convex sides
Age 12 to 36 months
Rennet Type Calf rennet

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