Parmesan Parmigiano Reggiano - cow's milk hard cheese - 18-21 lb/8.2-9.5 kg, Italy. Parmigiano Reggiano is a prestigious cheese, unique for its inimitable quality originated eight centuries ago in the area between Parma and Reggio Emilia. It contains a concentration of highly nutritious substances. Seven quarts of milk are needed to make each pound of cheese. Slow, natural aging produces an unparalelled taste, easy digestion and substancial nourishment. Appropriate wines: Powerful merlot from Napa or Tokay from Hungria. Compliments: This cheese goes well as an addition to soups, salads, pasta dishes and veal/chicken.