First some background on the fromage under scrutiny. Parmesan is a cow's milk cheese from Reggio, Italy, with strict rules concerning production. In particular:
- Parmesan can only be made in four provinces of Italy
- Parmesan can only be made between 15April and 11November
- Wheels of Parmesan must weigh between 66lbs and 88lbs
- Parmesan must be aged at least 14 months and can be consumed up to three years
- Each pressing combines two separate milkings
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