The Consortium for the protection of Parmigiano Reggiano PDO has just presented economic data for the first half of 2022. After a record-breaking 2021, with a consumer turnover of 2.7 billion euros, total sales in the first six months of 2022 increased further, by +2.4 percent (68,461 tons vs. 66,884 in 2021), with export volumes increasing by +1.6...

Authentic Parmigiano-Reggiano can only be produced in one specific area of the world, located in Emilia-Romagna, specifically in the provinces of Parma, Reggio-Emilia, Modena, Bologna on the left side of the Reno river, and Mantova on the right side of the Po river. Only Parmigiano produced here can obtain the PDO certification (DOP in Italian, fir...

Think you know Parmigiano Reggiano cheese? Hint: it doesn’t come in a can! I can’t really tell you what’s in the can of cheese in your fridge, but I can tell you this. It’s not the real deal, and it may not even be cheese. Am I a bit of cheese snob? Possibly, but you can’t blame me. It’s what happens to you when you visit Italy, or France, or any c...

The Parmigiano Reggiano Design Challenge 2022 is a competition inviting professional designers and design students to submit products at the intersection of food and design. This is the second year that the Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium presented this event with the support of iconic Italian design brand Alessi Inc., and in collaboration with Kart...

Italy’s cheese consortium has announced it is taking steps to tackle the hugely lucrative market of counterfeit parmesan. Parmigiano-Reggiano, a hard aged cheese, has become an icon of Italian gastronomy. But it has also spawned a thriving spin-off market of fake parmesan cheese. A fraudulent cheese market worth billionsParmigiano-Reggiano is one o...

For the past two years, the Parmigiano Reggiano Design Challenge has invited professional designers and students to enter product designs that elevate the rituals of cooking and enjoying food. In other words, this competition focuses on the magic that happens at the intersection between food and design. Parmigiano Reggiano cheese is well-known as o...

  The Consortium for the protection of Parmigiano Reggiano PDO cheese chose the Cibus 2022 showcase to present its economic data for the first quarter of 2022. After a record-breaking 2021, with a consumer turnover of 2.7 billion euros, total volume sales in the first quarter of 2022 grew further, by +3.6% (equal to 33,341 tons). This excellent res...

It's rare that a spirited discussion about Italian food is without mention of cheese. And a conversation of Italian cheese always has a way to involve the country's most iconic one: Parmigiano Reggiano.  In the US, you might refer to Parmigiano Reggiano as parmesan. At the very least, you've probably seen both labels at your local grocery store. Wh...

The Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium has announced call for entries for the 2022 Parmigiano Reggiano® Design Challenge, produced in partnership with iconic design brands Kartell and Alessi for the second consecutive year. The competition challenges professional designers and design students to create product concepts that elevate the rituals of cooki...

Good news for Made in Italy: Parmigiano Reggiano has won its legal battle against Kraft. In Ecuador Kraft will not be allowed to use the wording Parmesan Cheese. According to the local office that deals with intellectual property rights, Kraft cannot register the trademark Kraft Parmesan Cheese because it has too many similarities with the protecte...