On 27th May, two of our members; Sofia Malagoli and Rosy Stainer, took us on our third tour of a local company that makes a traditional Italian product, particularly important in this region. They took us to Caseificio Bio Reggiani in the Emilia-Romagna countryside where you will find a family-run dairy farm that specialises in organic Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Sofia introduced us to the owner; Teresa Reggiani, and showed us the the factory and explained the process to make this world-famous Italian cheese. We took a tour of the facilities along with an explanation of the production and ageing process including a Q&A session with Teresa, who also gave us recommendations on which age to choose and how they can tell if the cheese is good. We were shown how the writing is added to the skin of the cheese and what information is included as well as when it is included! We also received some tips about the signs to look for when making a purchase and getting the product that we want.
To find out about them for yourselves, feel free to visit their website and social media accounts or contact them directly to arrange a visit in person; all their details are below. For current members, you can watch the recording of the event on the IWA Modena website recorded events page which you can access by logging in, choosing the Activities menu and Recorded Events option.
Farm Address: Caseificio Reggiani, Via F.Baracca, 6 Recovato di Castelfranco Emilia (MO) – Italy