Parmigiano Reggiano History

The History of Parmigiano Reggiano

The history of Parmigiano Reggiano® cheese, also known as Parmesan, goes back more than eight centuries. It is the story of how producers in a small zone in north-central Italy...Learn More…


History of Parmesan Cheese

There are many misconceptions about the word Parmesan, but there is no doubt whatsoever about Parmesan cheese’s origin! Parmesan refers to the famous cheese made in and around the Ital...

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Thomas Jefferson & Cheese

A case could be made that one of the American founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson, helped popularize Italy’s Parmesan cheese in America. It seems likely that Thomas Jefferson, an educa...

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History of Italian Hard Grating Cheeses

Since the ancient Romans, Italians have named their foods and wines for their places of origin. Parmigiano means simply “of or from Parma” and, likewise, Reggiano means “of...

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