The Beloved Italian Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese Is Going Kosher to Appeal to Americans

Jun 12, 2015 1205

by Joanna Fantozzi

Parmigiano-Reggiano, the hard, crumbly cheese that has been an Italian mainstay for centuries, is going through some serious changes. According to Bloomberg, multiple Italian cheese companies near Parma are seeking kosher certification in order to increase their American export profits.

The kosher market has boomed in recent years and is estimated to bring in about $12.5 billion annually. "An entrepreneur who has vision must spot what's missing [in the market]," Nicola Bertinelli, said during an interview at his cheese factory.

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