The huge wheel sits on our counter top as we custom cut chunks of this amazing 40kg wheel of cheese. Parmigiano Reggiano is known as the ‘King’ of parmesan cheese and is made with milk from cows that have only been ‘grazed’ in the ‘Parma’ region (as opposed to Grano Padano which is made from milk from cows that have been fed silage). This means that a Parmigiano Reggiano cheese only contains milk, rennet and salt!! (as opposed to Grano Padano, which contains preservatives to prevent potential contamination in the milk). And.... they used to take Parmigiano Reggiano wheels into the bank like you would gold, in exchange for money!! In other words even the bank valued this cheese as a ‘safe’ and ‘sure’ investment.