Parmigiano Reggiano Vacche Rosse (red cow type)

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Following the 2011 incorporation of Giardina dairy, located in Arceto di Scandiano, near Reggio Emilia, 4 Madonne Caseificio dell'Emilia started to make the extra-fine quality Parmigiano Reggiano "Red Cows”, which whole processing takes place inside the factory.

Red Reggiana Breed

Red Reggiana cows have long lifespan, are robust, efficient, fertile and disease-resistant, too. Red cows are native to northern Italy. They are bigger than average sized cattle but make less milk, as much as a third less compared to Italian Frisona breed. Because of their reduced milk yield, Red Cows were bound to extinction but were finally saved and bred by an organization of farmers who joined in Consorzio Vacche Rosse, in Reggio Emilia.

Parmigiano Reggiano made with Red Cow milk is special.

Milk from Red Cows is particularly rich in fats and casein, an essential protein that optimizes milk processing and long ageing.

Parmigiano Reggiano made with Red Cows milk has very high nutritional values due to larger quantities of fatty acids in it. Its colour shows a typical straw yellow shade, resulting from grass, hay and cereal based cow feeding.


You can buy Parmigiano Reggiano "Red Cows" aged over 24 months on our online shop, together with many other types of traditional cheese and food products.