About our Parmigiano-Reggiano DOP Cheese:

Giorgio Cravero is the fifth generation of his family to run a Parmigiano-Reggiano aging house in the small town of Bra, Italy. Cravero specializes in selecting and properly caring for hundreds of 80-pound wheels of  Parmigiano-Reggiano - the King of Cheese. His exceptional reputation for selling the highest quality cheese is a result of decades of close partnerships with small cheese makers, and honing his traditional selection and aging practices, always with an eye on maintaining the highest stardards of quality. Cravero works with only four moutain cheese dairies in the region (out of 390 total certified Parmigiano-Reggiano dairies total) - many of whom have also been in the cheese production business for generations. Because of the small production size of each of their selected dairies, the quality is outstanding, and their cheese-making process produces more consistently excellent wheels. 

Cravero selects the wheels when they are approximately 1 year old, and then transfers selected wheels to his family's aging house iwhere they are carefully cared for until they are a minimum of 24 months old. 

Bra is a small Piedmontese town and is known for where the Slow Food movement first took root in 1986. It is also something of a gastronomic pilgrimage site. There are defiantly no supermarkets in the historic centre, where small, family-run shops are replete with organic sausages, handcrafted chocolates, fresh local farm produce, and of course, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.

We sell three "types" of Parmigiano-Reggiano DOP, defined by season. Click on the different Parmigianos below, Spring, Summer and Winter, to learn how they differ.

How the Parm Program Works:

We cut our wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano DOP cheese and ship the same day. That way you get the freshest cheese possible - which means the best flavor. Once we sell 3/4 a wheel, we call our cutters and set a date. We try our best to estimate when we plan to cut and ship the cheese before that, based on past experience and how quickly the wheel is selling, but that can be notoriously uncertain. But, we can't actually schedule anything until we sell at least 3/4 of a wheel of cheese. So, the cut and ship dates are estimates until we've sold enough cheese - at which points we get more specific. So, the initial date is still just an estimate, and may be pushed back. If you want your amazing parm sooner, tell your friends to buy parmesan cheese online too. The faster we sell a wheel, the sooner we cut and ship. I know the uncertainty can be hard for some - but in my mind mind well worth the wait.

Note About Gift Orders:
A PDF Cheese Certificates as emailed to purchaser within 24-48 hours of ordering. The certificate indicates to whom the Parmigiano-Reggiano DOP is being sent, as well as who the gift is from. If there is no separate ship-to name and address, the "to" section of the certificate will be left blank, so that you can print it and fill it out however you wish. If you need us to mail a physical certificate to the gift recipient, please let us know. In all cases, the more information we have about what you would like to see on the certificate, and where you want the certificate to be sent, the better.