The Consortium for the Protection of Parmigiano Reggiano PDO is set to make its presence felt once again at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York (June 23-25), the preeminent American trade expo dedicated to the food and beverage sector. This engagement is pivotal in advancing promotional campaigns aimed at driving demand for the illustrious ‘king...

The Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium, the governing body for Parmigiano Reggiano Protected Destination of Origin (PDO), marks its 90th birthday this year. Founded in 1934, the Consortium’s efforts throughout the last century include quadrupling Parmigiano Reggiano production and working to promote the Made in Italy designation globally, according to...

In 2023, dairy producers and commercial operators within the Consortium of Parmigiano Reggiano PDO navigated a challenging landscape, marked by macroeconomic uncertainties and inflationary pressures dampening household purchasing power.  Despite these headwinds, the past year proved notably buoyant. Overall, consumer turnover for Parmigiano Reggian...

The culture of good food is as central to the heart and soul of Italy as practically any other facet of the Dolce Vita. Each of Italy’s regions is renowned for distinctive food and wine specialties, all lovingly produced with pride and tradition. Yet only one region, Emilia Romagna, has earned the nickname of Italy’s “food basket.” Considered to be...

The export trajectory of Italian cheeses remains on a steady ascent, boasting a turnover of 4.1 billion euros in the initial ten months of 2023. These figures, signaling a global surge of 13.7% and a 15.8% uptick in the European market, are unveiled through analyses conducted by Confcooperative, the association of Italian cooperative producers, lev...

Emilia-Romagna solidifies its standing as the second-largest economic driver for Geographical Indication products in Italy. The province of Parma, boasting a value of 1.67 billion euros, takes the lead regionally, according to the latest Ismea-Qualivita 2023 report on Italy’s ‘PDO Economy.’ The figures depict a thriving sector on a national scale,...

When I used to be a cheesemonger (at a store that specifically only sold American-made cheeses), one of the things that confused customers the most was that we didn’t sell Parmesan cheese. Not a single wedge! This was simply because American Parmigiano Reggiano does not technically exist. Yes, you can pick up a hunk of something labeled “Parmesan”...

"Taste Atlas," an online portal that reports on the world's best food and wine experiences, in its "100 best cheeses in the world 2023-2024" ranking has crowned Parmigiano Reggiano as the world's best cheese. Second is Mozzarella di Bufala Campana, which takes the lead and in the "soft cheese" section. Completing the all-Italian podium is Stracchin...

italy has given the world many delicious cheeses, and, without a doubt, Parmigiano Reggiano and Grana Padano are among the most notable and beloved. Ubiquitous in our kitchens, they are commonly used in pasta dishes, can be incorporated into fillings, and overall enhance our culinary experiences. But, while some people use them interchangeably—or e...

The National Italian American Foundation 48th Anniversary Gala, held on October 14, 2023, in Washington, D.C., at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, brought together a remarkable assembly of esteemed honorees, influential guests, and supporters to celebrate the rich heritage and achievements of Italians and Italian Americans. The evening was a resounding suc...