Photo Gallery of 2016 Trip to Italy

Private Tour of a Parmigiano Reggiano Creamery
Reggio Emilia, Italy

Fun Facts about Parmigiano Reggiano

  • 3,469,865 wheels produced in 2015, which equals 139,680 tons!
  • 12          months of minimum maturation
  • 24         months of average maturation
  • 5           provinces in the Area of Origin (Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, Mantua to the right of the Po  river, Bologna to the left of the Reno river) where the milk production, the processing into cheese, the maturation and the packaging take place
  • 550       liters (145 gal) of milk to make one wheel
  • 40 kg     (88lbs) of weight per wheel
  • 3,007    farms delivering milk to dairies
  • 251,000 cows dedicated to the production of milk for Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
  • 15.8% approximately of the national milk production
  • 339       production dairies (353 in 2015)

Source: Consortium of PARMIGIANO REGGIANO Cheese