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The Parmigiano cheese goes kosher

The Parmigiano cheese goes kosher | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

First wheel of kosher Parmigiano-Reggiano feted at Milan Expo. Producers aim to export the cheese to Israel and the United States.

Cheese lovers of the Jewish world, rejoice: the original Parmesan cheese from Italy is now available in a kosher version.
The first cheese wheel, adorned with a large Star of David and the word "kosher" written on it in Hebrew, was cut open last week at the Israeli pavilion in the Milan world's fair.

Mariano Pallottini's insight:

Nicola Bertinelli can tell a happy cow by its shiny hide and wiggly ears, traits important to him since he retooled his dairy business near Parma, Italy to produce Kosher Parmigiano Reggiano cheese... [source]

Of all dairy products, kosher certification of cheese is the most difficult... [source]

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Rachel Gonzales's curator insight, December 8, 2015 9:00 PM

Kosher diet is a big part of Jewish life. The export of this cheese will connect the Jewish culture cross-nations. 

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Parma the city of ham and cheese

Parma the city of ham and cheese | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Few cities are as strongly associated with food as Parma in Emilia-Romagna. Parmesan and prosciutto have made Parma the city of ham and cheese.
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Italian Cheese Lovers Find Their Bovine Match Through 'Adopt A Cow'

Italian Cheese Lovers Find Their Bovine Match Through 'Adopt A Cow' | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Foodies have long savored the cheeses of the Italian Alps. Dairy farmers still make it by hand, but unless you live in the region or can travel there, you'll have a hard time getting your hands on it. Much of this precious cheese isn't exported.
As you might imagine, this has not been good for business and the Alpine cheese makers have been slowly disappearing. That is until some farmers banded together — with the help of the Internet — and came up with an unusual adoption program called Adopt A Cow.

It's kind of like Internet dating. [...]

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