Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese of Italy

This year Italy celebrates the 150th anniversary of its foundation

L'antico casellino presso la sede del Consorzio con la copia del primo tricolore del 1797

Reggio Emilia, 7 March 2011  -  This year Italy celebrates the 150th anniversary of its foundation.
In 1861 our cheese was produced  in the territory of Parma and therefore named 'Parmigiano' and  in the territory of Reggio Emilia and Modena and therefore named 'Reggiano'.

These territories,  before the unification of Italy,  formed two distinct duchies. Only in 1934 the producers agreed  to call their  cheese with the two original names of Parmigiano and Reggiano and the Consorzio was funded. Here begins our modern history.