A plate piled high with spaghetti, a piping-hot dish of lasagna, or a slice of your favorite pizza are never complete without a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese. But, if your Parmesan cheese does not bear the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) seal for Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, then you’ll just have to hop a flight to the Emilia Romagna region of Italy to pick up a wedge of the real deal.
My wife and I recently visited the Hombre farms outside the city of Modena to sample authentic, 100% organic Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Couple this with another of the region’s PDO specialties, traditional balsamic vinegar, and this experience proves that tourism can be both sustainable and delicious at the same time.
For more on Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and traditional balsamic vinegar in Modena, visit Tricia’s blog post at:
A special thank you to the Emilia Romagna Tourist Board: