Commonly called Parmesan, It's official name is Parmigiano Reggiano di Montegna 993. Parmigiano Reggiano di Montegna 993 features a slightly salty, rich, sharp and sweet flavor and a delicate, granular texture. An eight-century-old process is still used today to create small batches of this incredible cheese. Each wheel is aged 24 months on the farm (never in warehouse) to assure its superior flavor and texture. "Parmesan" by law, is made only in Italy's Madena Mountain Region, a pastoral setting 3,000 feet above sea level. Parmesan is a raw cow's milk cheese handmade in one of the 12 farms that conform to the strict standards for producing Parmigiano-Reggiano.