Academia Barilla's D.O.P. Parmigiano Reggiano is among the best-appreciated Italian cheeses in the world. It’s one of the very few cheeses granted the right to carry the Protected Designation of Origin distinction, guaranteeing the finest milk is collected and processed only within the designated area.
It is produced only in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy, with strict oversight of traditional methods. Academia Barilla uses milk exclusively from small hillside dairies. The cheese is aged to an ideal maturity of 18 months. Perfect for table consumption, flaking and grating.
- Aroma: refined, yet bold.
- Taste: delicate yogurt flavor.
- Texture: compact and velvety. Breaks into small blocks and flakes.
- Aged 18 months
- Serving suggestions: Parmigiano Reggiano is delicious by itself, or paired with walnuts, pears, grapes or traditional balsamic vinegars of Modena.
- Produced in Italy.
Located in Parma, Italy, Academia Barilla is the first international center dedicated to presenting Italian culinary art to the world. Academia Barilla foods let you experience uniquely Italian delicacies, hand selected and perfected through centuries of tradition and innovation. Regional aged cheeses renowned for freshness and sophistication. Traditional cured meats of prized complexity. Small-batch extra virgin olive oils locally produced from handpicked olives and fresh with scents of ripening tomatoes and newly cut grass. Aged balsamic vinegars personally selected through blind taste tests to ensure the highest quality. Infused sea salts famous for their purity, hand harvested in the natural reserve of Trapani.
And for those planning a trip to Italy, Academia Barilla also offers cooking courses and houses a gastronomic library with treasured culinary documents and recipes dating back to the Italian Renaissance.