About this item
For five generations, the Cravero family has been carefully selecting and maturing the very best Parmigiano Reggiano in their aging rooms located in Bra, Piemonte. The family of affineurs (the name given to someone who specializes in aging cheese) began aging cheese in 1855 when Giorgio Cravero founded the business. Since then, the tradition has been handed down from father to son, each generation perfecting and fine-tuning the family’s craft of cheese aging over the years.
Today, Giorgio Cravero (the third Giorgio since 1855) is the keeper of the renowned family business that his great-great-grandfather established more than 160 years ago. “I was 20 years old when I decided to keep the tradition of the family business going,” says Giorgio. “I felt I probably had it in my soul after two weeks.”
Together with his wife and son, Giorgio continues to look after their cheese with the same passion and care as his ancestors. Although still a small business, the family has customers in more than 20 different countries across the globe.
So what does Cravero’s cheese taste like?
While we could go on and on about the flavor, here are just a few words that come to mind:
Because its flavor is so unique, we recommend serving this cheese as is rather than grating atop your dishes. Let it be the star of your cheese board or apertif and pair it alongside a drizzle of floral honey and a glass of prosecco.
Parmigiano-Reggiano is the result of a concentration of nourishing substances; 16 litres of fine milk from the local area are necessary to produce one kilo of cheese. Parmigiano-Reggiano is exceptional for its content of vitamins and proteins, and for its richness in calcium and phosphorus. It is truly one of the kings of cheese.
This legendary cheese is produced exclusively in the Italian provinces of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena and parts of the provinces of Mantua and Bologna, on the plains, hills and mountains enclosed between the rivers Po and Reno. Cravero Parmigiano Reggiano has a distinct sweet flavor and lovely melt in your mouth texture.