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Cracking Wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano

One of the fun events that occurs regularly in the Cheese Mines is cracking open a wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano; it truly is an event. One that Cheesemongers and spectators alike enjoy.

The Lady has assembled pictures for me to share of several “Cracking” she has witnessed in the past year: from Parma, Italy to New York to Seattle and yesterday in Portland, Oregon.


Parma, Italy, September 2011… Parmigiano Reggiano aging… as far as the eye can see

Parma, Italy, September 2011


Murray’s Cheese, NYC, January 2012 – Mongers Cracking the Wheel

Seattle QFC, March 2012, European Cheese Champ, Marty, Showing Cheese Master, Michele, Hows It’s Done…



Fred Meyer, Portland July 2012: Jake Cutting, Doug and Samantha Observing

Fred Meyer, Portland, July 2012 Doug Assisting Samantha with Wire Cutting… Cracking and Cutting Parm “ain’t for sissies”

Fred Meyer, Portland, July 2012: Cheese Master, Thomas Assisting Cheesemonger, Jake in final cuttings

And now you know how to crack and cut a wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano…

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