AZIENDA AGRICOLA BERTINELLI
Parmigiano Reggiano is the king of cheeses. It has always been produced in the heart of Emilia Romagna, among the provinces of Parma, Bologna and Mantova. It is a must-have ingredient on Italian tables, and it is one of the most appreciated products worldwide.
Bertinelli farm is the historic producer of Parmigiano Reggiano. Since 1845, its productions have kept the tradition of high-quality cheese alive. Their milk only comes from cows raised just a few kilometers away from the farm. 16 liters of this milk are used for each kg of Parmigiano. Its production process is really an art: the curd obtained from the milk is broken with traditional tools by some experts before being cooked.
Then each surface is marked with the farm logo, the year of production and a unique number that identifies each wheel. After the salting process, the Parmigiano ages at least 12 months on wooden boards. At this stage, the typical golden crust is naturally obtained.
Among the many products of the firm, Parmigiano Reggiano aged 63 months is the one with the longest aging process. Therefore it is called “stravecchio”, an italian word meaning “very old”. This long process results in a particularly hard and crumbly texture, and a marked flavour of wood and spices.
For its unique characteristics, the Parmigiano aged 63 months is excellent when tasted alone, as an appetizer or during an happy hour paired with a glass of red wine.