Bertoni 36 Month Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese

Bertoni, S.R.L.

Country: Italy
City: 42045 Luzzara (Reggio-Emilia)
Address: Via Dalai, 17
(+39) 0522976045
Price: 31 € per kilo

We aleady know that Parmesan is one of the best cheeses in the world, an honor bestowed only on a Gorgonzola, Swiss Vacherin Mont d’Or or Gruyère.

This one is a gold medal winner among Parmigiano-Reggianos. One may prefer others aged for more or less time—we have no objection, as there are valid arguments for and against different curing times—but this 36 month cheese is in its prime, at its zenith. It is creamy and crystalline at the same time, offering a perfect symbiosis noticeable on the palate, where it shows vitality and weight. Vibrant, mature flavor that denotes a very noble raw material, milk from cows that have grazed on green pastures—substantive, very concentrated, from which all of its essence has been extracted.

The same company produces two other agings, of 18 and 24 months, that also deserve outstanding marks. Sold in vacuum-packaged wedges of varying weights depending on the importer. 200g, 300g, 500g, 1,000g, 4.5kg (1/8 cheese), 9kg (1/4 cheese) and 36kg (whole cheese). The price varies from country to country.