Italy’s Parmigiano-Reggiano Sets New Production Record
Production of Italy’s prized parmesan cheese, Parmigiano-Reggiano, set a new record in 2017, ending the year with a volume of 3.65 million units, compared to 3.46 million a year earlier.
According to the Parmigiano-Reggiano Consortium, production was up 5.2% on 2016, corresponding to an additional 180,697 units.
As a result, revenues increased to €27.34 million, compared to €23.03 million in 2016, mainly deriving from contributions that dairies must pay to the consortium to produce the DOP cheese.
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