Bianca & Mora

Regional Italian food in Borough Market

Parmigiano Reggiano Red Cow, Parmesan cheese

SKU: 1

From £4.50

24 months old
delivered in vacuum pack

delivered from UK in 3 – 5 working days

Also available in our shop Bianca Mora in Borough Market, London, Uk


Product Description

In the 12th century, it is reported that monks in the Emilia Romagna area used Vacche rosse “Red cows” breed to produce a parmesan cheese which was similar to what we today call Parmigiano Reggiano. 

From this point onward Red cows breeding started to expand to both Northern and Central Italy. It is not rare to recognise in Italian Renaissance paintings, representing the Nativity, the figure of a Red cow for parmesan chees instead of the traditional ox.

For centuries, this particular breed has been at the centre of Reggio Emilia and Parma area food and breeding development. It is reported as the most used breed for production of parmesan cheese in the region until the middle of the 20th centuries with a peak in 1954 of 139,695 livestock.

Post-war Italian zootechnics policy, in order to simplify and reduce costs of production parmesan and selection, started interbreeding the Red cow with international cow varieties for production of parmesan. In 1980 an overall Red cow livestock counting couldn’t go over 1000 units. Since then, the slowly re-flourished consideration for the quality of this breed’s milk and new quality focused strategies allowed the livestock to treble in number, encouraging an increasing number of small producers to take on the breeding of this variety for production of parmesan.

Additional Information

Weight N/A

Cow\\'s milk, salt, rennet

Allergen Declaration



In the fridge from 0° to 4°

Consumption Directions

Room temperature

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1 review for Parmigiano Reggiano Red Cow, Parmesan cheese

  • Flemming Jensen

    November 22, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    5 out of 5

    If you like Parmesan this is the best you’ll ever have! We get it all the time and have never been disappointed. Give it a try.


    • Ewa

      November 23, 2020 at 4:00 pm

      Thanks for the compliments happy customers give us satisfaction and stimulate us to work in the research of increasingly exquisite products


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