Il Villaggio Parmigiano Reggiano Extra is a traditional Italian Artisan cheese produced today as it was 8 centuries ago. Showcasing the Protected Denomination of Origin (PDO) seal, our Parmigiano Reggiano is made from high quality raw milk with no additives and is aged to perfection to obtain its intense flavor.
Parmigiano Reggiano’s existence can be traced back to the Benedictine Monasteries, in a region located between the Po River and the Apennine Mountains. Parmiggiano Reggiano received a P.D.O (Protected Designation of Origin) status in 1955 and is known worldwide as the “King of Italian Cheeses.” Though often imitated, Parmigiano Reggiano has never been equaled.
Il Villaggio Parmigiano Reggiano is handcrafted by Italy’s market leader with 40 million pounds produced yearly, representing 20% of Parmigiano Reggiano’s total production. Our Cheese Master’s experience ensures unparalleled quality and consistency. Each Il Villaggio Parmigiano Reggiano wheel is made from grass-fed cows. At 12 months, each wheel is quality tested by the Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano Reggiano. After 18 months, the best wheels are selected and inspected a second time for the “Extra Quality” certification. This certification is given only to super-premium cheeses that are then left to carefully mature in Italy for a minimum of 24 months.
Strong, rich, spicy, slightly salty flavor with pineapple aromas.
Il Villaggio Parmigiano Reggiano is the must have cheese for Italian dishes requiring grated cheese.