Parmigiano-Reggiano or Parmesan cheese, is named after the producing areas, which comprise the provinces of Parma, Reggio Emilia,Bologna,Modena and Mantua but only the area south of the Po, Italy. It’s been called the King of Cheeses.
Few Italian cities are as prosperous as Parma. Parma is known as the home of Arturo Toscanini and Giuseppe Verdi, and for the culinary delights of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and prosciutto. A meal of the city’s legendary ham and hard, pungent cheese at any number of excellent trattorias is memorable. Explore Parma’s culinary traditions of cheese, prosciutto and tomatoes at museums that are located in and around the city and comprise the Musei Del Cibo (Food Museum).