Parmigiano Reggiano jets off to New York

In anticipation of the week celebrating Italian cuisine from 21 to 27 November, Parmigiano Reggiano will be flying out to New York to star in several events promoting our region’s typical product

Reggio Emilia, 15 November 2016 – In the run up to the first “Week of Italian Cuisine in the World” from 21 to 27 November, New York will be hosting four days of events, organised by Regione Emilia Romagna in partnership with Eataly, to promote typical products and dishes from the Emilia Romagna region.

Naturally, Parmigiano Reggiano is one of the main participants in several events starting as early as Wednesday 16 November at Foodiversità in Eataly’s NYC Downtown branch. This training space complete with kitchen and a view of the Freedom Tower will be hosting a series of talks and tasting sessions devoted to Parmigiano Reggiano, the “King of Cheeses”, and other products and wines from the Emilia Romagna region. At the same venue on Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th, visitors will be able to taste Parmigiano Reggiano in dishes prepared by three famous chefs from the region: Igles Corelli, Riccardo Agostini and Alberto Bettini; all of whom are members of the Cheftochef emiliaromagnacuochi Association.

Accompanying the chefs from 18 to 20 November will be a few figures from Emilia Romagna’s cooking tradition: Casa Artusi’s pasta makers will be wowing New Yorkers with their artisan skills and products, including Tortellini and Tagliatelle.

On Thursday 17 and Friday 18, the line up will be further enhanced by “Taste of Parma in New York City”, the project promoted by Municipality of Parma and Parma Alimentare Consortium and Companies for representing Parma UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy in the Big Apple. The series of events will take place in New York’s three Barilla restaurants and will feature typical regional products, including Parmigiano Reggiano. Once again, the product will be showcased in its natural state, but also and especially as an ingredient in traditional, regional recipes prepared by chef Massimo Spigaroli on Thursday 17 November at the Barilla Restaurant in Herald Square.

Following the New York preview events, Monday 21 November will see the official launch of the “Week of Italian Cuisine in the World” show, part of the project for promoting and safeguarding genuine Made in Italy agri-food abroad, headed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and MiPAAF, (the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies), in partnership with the Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of Education.

Taking place in 105 states from the USA to Japan, by way of Canada, Brazil, Russia, China and the United Arab Emirates, are over 1,300 events with one great mission: to enhance and promote Italian expertise and excellence.