In Europe, the name Parmigiano-Reggiano is protected by law. It is reserved to cheese produced in a certain way, with set ingredients, in a specific region of Italy. The original is very natural, healthy and delicious. By law, its only ingredients are milk (produced in the Parma/Reggio region and less than 20 hours from cow to cheese), salt and rennet, a natural enzyme. In the US, we see blocks of cheese packaged in wedges, and ready-made grated products labeled “Parmesan Cheese”. They have added ingredients and are not nearly as healthy, natural or delicious as the original. Eastman proudly stocks several varieties of authentic Parmigiano-Reggiano, imported from Parma, Italy for your culinary pleasure. They have a 24-month aged variety as well as Red Cow variety. Red cow breeds feed on hay and a colorful variety of over 150 herbs, giving the cheese its straw-yellow color and sweet flavor.