Created in Parma, Italy, using methods acquired by producers across multiple generations, the bhn No. 8 2022 Parmigiano Reggiano is made from the Braunvieh (or, Bruna Alpina) breed and is aged 24 months. Its name evokes the tight bond between this product and its territory, recalling undisputed quality and authenticity records. The milk, sourced from local cowsheds, is raw thanks to the rigorous and consistent analysis, resulting in high quality microbiological features with wellness properties. This cheese gently ferments in wooden molds and is finally transferred to aging rooms, where it acquires an inimitable flavor, grainy hue, and soft, creamy texture – distinguishing features. Ripe with enzymes, the cheese is nutritionally rich. Signature characteristics of the cheese are also defined by environmental factors which require precise and careful quality control, in order to honor the delicate balance among milk, environment and dairy culture, and preserve the essence of the cheese. 100% natural, Parmigiano Reggiano is naturally lactose free, and without any additives or preservatives. The end result is a Parmesan which is decidedly pungent and perfectly sweet - with only 350 units produced.
Sold in 2.3lb slices in airtight packaging.
Parmigiano-Reggiano works flawlessly in many pastas and risottos, but can also play a key role in soups, salads, cooked vegetables, beef carpaccio and savory meat or vegetable pies.
Break the cheese up by using a Parmigiano-Reggiano almond-shaped cheese-knife (it’s the perfect accessory!)
Parmigiano-Reggiano is fantastic served in room-temperature chunks, as the star of a simple appetizer. It works well with sliced pears and toasted hazelnuts, dates and walnuts, or crunchy celery hearts drizzled with good olive oil. A few drops of authentic aged balsamic vinegar can enhance Parmigiano-Reggiano’s flavors without overwhelming them.
- Created over a millennium ago with just three ingredients, —raw cow’s milk, salt and calf rennet—Parmigiano-Reggiano has been widely nicknamed “the King of Cheeses”
- Parmigiano-Reggiano is a strictly controlled product, which received its protected status in Italy in 1955
- Italy’s Credem Bank accepts wheels of Parmigiano-Reggiano as loan collateral. The bank has almost a half-million wheels stored in its warehouses
- In Italy, babies are weaned on Parmigiano-Reggiano from a young age. Athletes take it for hydration. Parmigiano-Reggiano possesses high-quality, easily digested proteins, even for those who are lactose intolerant. The production and maturation process renders it lactose-free
- The label on the package of bhn No. 8 2022 Parmigiano Reggiano was hand-drawn affectionately by co-founder Marco. It is a portrait of the family’s beloved cat, Mario.