Meet Parmigiano Reggiano—the King of Cheese!


All hail the King of Cheese! 

“Parmigiano Reggiano is the greatest cheese in the world! It’s known as the King of Cheese because of its very versatile nature. It is a great snacking cheese, and is an awesome flavor enhancer and ingredient for soups, salads, or pasta dishes and even works really great in a dessert!” — Emilio Mignucci, VP of Culinary Pioneering

In light of the recent news about wood (edible cellulose) being found in domestic versions of Parmesan, we want to introduce you to the REAL “Parmesan.” The real deal is Parmigiano Reggiano, imported straight from the motherland, Italy.

Meet the Mastermind Behind “The King of Cheese!”

Giorgio Cravero

Since 1855, Giorgio Cravero’s family has selected and matured Parmigiano-Reggiano in Bra, Italy. The Cravero family is known for selecting the best wheels from small farms in the Parmigiano Reggiano protected origin (DOP) area and aging them at their stone facility in Bra, Italy. Following traditional methods, the Craveros avoid refrigeration, relying on winter temperatures in their native Piedmont to create deeply crystallized cheeses with maximum sweetness. Be sure to try Cravero Parmigiano, one of our favorite cheeses in our case!

​A few Parmigiano usage suggestions from Madame Fromage:

  • Pair with Truffle Honey
    Any light honey will do, but a fragrant honey elevates the experience in unimaginable ways. Add Prosecco for a bubbly finish!
  • Soft Boiled Eggs
    Peel a softly boiled egg and slice it open over two toasted baguette rounds, then top with shaved Parm and a pinch of sea salt or truffle salt. Add a side salad to make it lunch!
  • Spirits
    Before dinner: sparkling wine. After dinner: a medium to full-bodied red, or Amontillado sherry.
  • Dessert Cheese
    Enjoy Parmigiano Cravero with aged balsamic vinegar with a side of fresh apricots and a cold glass of Prosecco!
  • Let’s Get Cracking!

  • We’re cracking open wheels of Parmigiano this Saturday 2/27 at our Rittenhouse, Ardmore, and Italian Market stores at 12pm noon. See ya there for some great Parmigiano Reggiano sampling!