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Italians draw on Czech cattle for big parmesan plant | Reuters

Employees work at a diary plant in Litovel, one of the world’s biggest producer of traditionally made parmesan cheese, June 27, 2012.
REUTERS/Petr Josek

When two earthquakes shook northern Italy in May, gourmets around the world were worried by television footage of damage to wheels of the adored parmesan cheese which came crashing down from their shelves and the dairies that produce them.

Losses are still being assessed and will not likely lead to market shortages. But should there ever be a need to search for alternative supplies, lovers of the hard, grainy cheese that is essential to pasta dishes should look to the Czech Republic.

That is where an Italian family firm going back seven generations and some 200 years runs what it says is the world’s biggest single dairy production line making parmesan-type, or grana-style cheese using traditional handcrafted methods.

via Italians draw on Czech cattle for big parmesan plant | Reuters.

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2 comments on “Italians draw on Czech cattle for big parmesan plant | Reuters

  1. a poignant post. let us try to make sure that we keep proper, place-related cheese names related to the proper places.

    thank you for posting this 🙂

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