Parmigiano Reggiano Cravero - San Pietro

Country of Origin: Italy
Region: Emilia-Romagna
Type of Milk: Cow
Cheese Style: Hard
Flavor Profile: Medium-strong

For five generations, the Cravero family has been hand-selecting young wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano from the finest farms of Emilia-Romagna and transporting them to their maturation caves in Bra, a mountain village in central Piedmont.

Every two years, while attending the bi-annual cheese festival known simply as "Cheese" we pay a visit to Giorgio and his aging rooms. We taste through several batches of his cheese and we select the batches we would like to import. After years of working together, we have found two producers in particular that are most consistently on target with our palate preferences: Baruffi and San Pietro. The wheels we bring in vary a bit in age, but are generally between 24 and 28 months old.

San Pietro is located in the town of Benedello di Pavullo where Massimo and Laura Libra produce six wheels of cheese per day. They work with five local farms, all of whom feed their animals exclusively on local grass and hay.

Each cheese is aged in their own facility for a year before being transferred to the aging halls of the Cravero family. Flavor profiles vary from year to year and from age to age but in general, we find this cheese has less fruitiness than Baruffi and instead offers deeper flavors full of nuts and beefiness.

Produced By: Cravero
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Product ID: 02989
Price: $31.95 / 1.00 lb
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