Quality Project "Parmigiano Reggiano Mountain Product"

In 2013, regulation EU 1151/12 introduced the denomination "mountain product" to identify the origin of food products made in mountain areas of the European Union. Parmigiano Reggiano is the most important PDO product made in the mountains, with over 110 dairies located in the mountains and over 1,200 breeders who every day contribute to strengthen the economy and preserve the uniqueness of the mountain areas of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena and Bologna.

In order to further support sustainable development in the mountains and to extend guarantees to consumers beyond those of origin to include the quality of the cheese, the Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium has launched "Quality Project - Mountain Product".

Meaning of the Quality Project label:

  • 100% milk produced in stables in the mountain areas
  • more than 60% of the cows' feed is grown in mountain areas
  • dairy, and maturation of at least 12 months, in mountain areas
  • quality selection at 24 months with the "hammer" evaluation carried out by Consortium experts
  • sensorial evaluation (tasting group)


Dairies with "Parmigiano Reggiano Mountain Product" Quality Label already available:

Dairies with "Parmigiano Reggiano Mountain Product" Quality Label available from 2017: