Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese – the real story

A traditional cheese who makes more than 2 billion dollars business.

How it is made, what are its numbers and problems on the international market?

Firstly made from monks more than 1000 year ago, this made in the same original area.

  • 40 Km per wheel
  • 1000 euros per wheel
  •  At least 1 year of ageing required with an average of two, and a top of 10 years ageing.
  • 500 litres of milk per wheel
  • 2.5 Billion USD business per year
  • 329 dairies producing Parmigiano Reggiano in the whole world
  •  a black market of counterfeit parmesan cheese worth 113 billion USD

 

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