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V.I.P. Special pack with three pieces of Parmigiano Reggiano PDO “Millesimato”

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The best of Made in Italy for a surprising and quality gift!

V.I.P. …  a Voyage Inside Parmigiano
Special pack with three pieces of Parmigiano Reggiano PDO “Millesimato”(g 300), fruit compotes (g 45) and a little cheese knife

Parmigiano Reggiano PDO Millesimato Azienda Agricola Bertinelli 15 months aged… Milk notes
Parmigiano Reggiano PDO Millesimato Azienda Agricola Bertinelli 24 months aged… Hay and Grass notes
Parmigiano Reggiano PDO Millesimato Azienda Agricola Bertinelli 36 months aged… Leather and Tobacco notes
Strawberry compote with balsamic vinegar
Pear compote with mustard
Lambrusco wine jelly

Millesimato is ideal as a Table Cheese.
Excellent if served with vegetables and meat, optimum as an aperitif and finger food. Millesimato tastes really good: it’s a milder cheese, round, smooth, never pungent and aggressive, ideal to be eaten.

….What are you waiting for? Taste it!!

Millesimato is the Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese made with the best milk, the one produced from cows in the first 100 days following calving. This milk is much more nourishing because of its high protein content. Once curdled, it spontaneously releases water, which is what makes it particularly suitable for the production of hard cheeses. The marked syneresis of the early lactation milk allows a good drying of the curd without cooking it too much, this enables the good bacteria to be selected.
At Azienda Agricola Bertinelli all the products of its tilled fields are used for the feed of the livestock in the stable. The milk is used by the dairy for the production of Parmigiano Reggiano, all strictly controlled and guaranteed by certificates of Quality and Traceability. The company is part of the Parks and Reserves of Emilia Romagna, boasting organic certification for all crops.
Visit the website www.bertinelli.it and under the item “tracciabilità” type in the Lot number you find on the label of your piece of cheese.

Worldwide known as the "King of Cheeses" it's recommended for the daily diet of all people. It is one of the few foods all naturally made, without any additives! Only milk, rennet and a little salt!

Parmigiano-Reggiano is the only cheese that can withstand, with no added additives, a long maturing that enhance its organoleptic qualities. Calcium, phosphorus and amino acids are the main nutrients:  they are easily digested and therefore they are recommended in everyone’s diet, from childhood to old age.
 
Parmigiano-Reggiano is also ideal for people with lactose intolerance. The lactose is transformed into lactic acid at the very beginning of the maturation process as part of the process of lowering the acidity level of the cheese as a whole, this being an essentially part of the production process. The above findings have been backed up by laboratory experiments that have confirmed the parameters of concentrated lactose at between 0 and 0.39 mg/100g equivalent to 0.1 mg/100kcal. As a consequence Parmigiano-Reggiano can without any doubt be considered a lactose free food. (Source: Parmigiano Reggiano Safeguarding Consortium)

History.  The “King of cheeses” has ancient origins: it was first made several hundred years ago at  the Benedictine and Cistercian monasteries in the area between the Po river and the Apennine mountains. The monks had much cattle, necessary to produce this wonderful cheese (sixteen litres of milk are used to make 1 Kilo of Parmigiano-Reggiano).

How it’s made. Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese is still produced as eight centuries ago with natural craft method. The dairies use the perfectly healthy milk of cows which are mainly fed with fodder grown in the area of origin, which includes the provinces of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, Bologna (left of the Reno river) and Mantua (south of the Po river). The feeding of cattle complies with the norms of a strict specification that bans the use of silage and fermented feeds. The whole milk from the morning milking is added to the skimmed milk from the night before, and then is poured into the typical bell-shaped copper cauldrons.
The calf rennet and the fermented whey, rich in natural lactic ferments, curdle the milk in a few minutes. After being broken down into minuscule granules using a traditional tool called “spino”, the curd is cooked at a temperature of 55 degrees centigrade. The cheese mass that sinks to the bottom is removed after about 30 minutes, cut into two parts and wrapped in a typical cloth, and then it is put into a "fascera", a mould which will give it its final shape. A casein plate with a unique, progressive number is put on each cheese, in this way we can know the origin of each wheel of cheese. The cheese is then immersed in a water and salt-saturated solution for about a month.
The cheese wheels  are placed on wooden tables for a natural drying and maturing. Outside the cheese dries forming a natural rind without being treated in any way and therefore remaining perfectly edible.
A casein plate with a unique, progressive number is put on each cheese, in this way we can know the origin of each wheel of cheese.
After twelve months the experts of the Safeguarding Consortium  examine each cheese one by one to verify if  they meet the PDO requirements.

Guarantees. Parmigiano-Reggiano production is regulated and controlled by law by the Consortium of Parmigiano-Reggiano. Raw milk, no additives, natural lactic ferments, minimum 12 months of aging process: these are the basic elements to meet the PDO requirements (Protected Designation of Origin recognized by the European Union). A mark is fire-branded onto the individual cheeses: this is the moment of selection and the granting of a certificate of absolute guarantee for the product.

Nutritional values for 100g of Parmigiano-Reggiano
Water g 30.8 - Protein g 33 - Sodium Chloride g 1.36 - Fat g 28.4 - Calcium  mg 1160 - Phosphorus mg 680 - Sodium mg 650 - Potassium mg 100 - Magnesium mg 43 - Zinc 4 mg - Vitamin A 270 mcg - Vitamin B1 mcg34 - Vitamin B2 mcg 370 - Vitamin B6 mcg110 - Vitamin B12 mcg4.2 - Vitamin PP mcg55 - Choline mcg40 -  Biotin mcg 23 - Pantothenic Acid mcg 320

Additional Info

Additional Info

Place of origin Medesano (Parma)
Maturing 15-24-36 months
Weight/Volume 300 g x 3
Vacuum-packed Yes
Geographical indications P.D.O.
Ingredients Parmigiano Reggiano: cow’s milk, salt, rennet. Strawberry compote: strawberries, sugar, balsamic vinegar. Pear compote: pears, sugar, mustard aroma.Lambrusco wine jelly: Lambrusco wine from Mantova, sugar, pectin.
How to preserve it In the refrigerator for some months. Once opened keep it in the refrigerator for some weeks, wrapped in a cloth and closed in a plastic bag.

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