Parmesan Goes Kosher

At long last, those who answer to a higher Cheese law will finally be able to partake in the goodness that is authentic Parmigiano-Reggiano.

According to The Forward:

Until recently there was no such thing as “authentic” kosher Parmesan. Other varieties of traditional Italian grated cheeses were available to observant Jews, including a kosher version of Grana Padano, a cheese similar to Parmigiano but with a faster maturation period and produced in the northern region of Lombardy.

Earlier this year two cheese makers, the Bertinelli family-owned producer and the Caseificio Colla, finally announced they were working on a kosher Parmigiano. Bertinelli unveiled its first cheese wheel at Milan’s Expo 2015.