Help Cheesemakers Affected by the Earthquake in Modena, Italy

Serious Eats has the skinny on how you can buy young Parmigiano Reggiano straight from some of the makers.

Cheesemakers can continue to age undamaged wheels to full maturity (12 to 24 months), at which point they can be certified by law as Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Unfortunately, if the interior of a wheel was cracked by the fall or the rind was broken, the cheese can’t be aged any more. While the cheese itself is still perfectly edible, it can’t earn its certification and must be sold as unbranded hard-grating cheese.

via Help Cheesemakers Affected by the Earthquake in Modena, Italy | Serious Eats.



4 comments on “Help Cheesemakers Affected by the Earthquake in Modena, Italy

  1. Ciao! I live in Italy and have heard a lot about this initiative. However, when we call or write to the cheese-makers (who had put out ads on TV and the radio saying that they need help selling off all that cheese) nobody ever responds or they say that the initiative is “on hiatus”.

    Hey, Parmigiano Reggiano makers: you guys want us to buy the cheese off of you or what!?!

  2. thank you for doing this – there is untold loss and grief in northern italy right now. every little helps 🙂

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