Parmigiano Reggiano, referred to as the “King of Cheese,” is an extraordinary cheese with an unmistakable aroma and uniquely delicious taste. Legendarily produced in the middle ages, Parmigiano Reggiano is made utilizing traditional methods in copper vats. Produced from grass and hay fed cows, this cheese is aged for two years before brought to market.
At Nugget Markets we hand crack large wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano that weigh up to 85 pounds! The wheels are so heavy and large that we use the five traditional knives approach to break open the wheel. The initial steps of this process are closer to splitting a piece of wood than cutting a piece of cheese!