The Red “Reggiana” dairy cow is an indigenous breed and since 1000 A.C. has belonged to the areas of Reggio Emilia and Modena. The red “Reggiana” dairy cow is robust, long-lived and originated in northern Italy. Red dairy cows are bigger than Frisian breed cows but make as much as three times less milk than them. For this reason, red cows were on the verge of extinction but finally saved by a group of cattle farmers who joined in a consortium named “Consorzio Vacche Rosse Reggio Emilia”.
Red cow’s milk contains a great quantity of fats and a protein called casein, which is essential for milk processing especially when it turns into long-aged cheese. From this premium quality milk we make Parmigiano Reggiano Vacche Rosse (red cow type). Parmigiano Reggiano Vacche Rosse (red cow type) aged 24 months is a very special sort of Parmigiano Reggiano. It has very high nutritional values resulting from fatty acids in milk and, consequently, in cheese.
Parmigiano Reggiano Vacche Rosse (red cow type) features a typical straw yellow colour resulting from dairy cows’ nutrition, exclusively based on grass, hay and GMO-free cereals.
Parmigiano Reggiano Vacche Rosse (red cow type) can be flaked and served with green salads, mixed salads or fresh fruit. Also, it combines with other traditional products, such as Aceto Balsamico di Modena DOP (Balsamic Vinegar of Modena), dried fruits, prunes and figs, together with medium-bodied red wines.
Parmigiano Reggiano Vacche Rosse (red cow type) aged 24 months is available in 0.5/1.0 kg (1.10/2.20 lb) handy packages. Call Caseificio 4 Madonne in case you wish to purchase half a wheel of our Parmigiano Reggiano Vacche Rosse!