We are often asked this question, especially by over-the-counter customers, intrigued by how much an internal wheel of Organic Parmesan costs and weighs. Caseificio Bio Reggiani answers you in this article.
As you already know, the cost of Parmigiano Reggiano depends on whether it is organic or non-organic. The genuineness and processing costs of an organic production are clearly different from those of a non-organic one, both for Parmigiano Reggiano and for any other food product.
Once this first fact is known, the second fundamental variable is the ripening period. The longer a ripening period, the more your wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano will cost. A 12-month has a different cost than a 48-month or a 72-month (for obvious reasons of conservation, labour, storage and, therefore, additional costs for the company).
Maturation also determines the weight of a wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano. Low ripenings, being fatter and less crumbly, weigh more than higher ripenings, with opposite characteristics. Let’s say that the big watershed is the 24-month maturation (referred to a bit as the ‘middle’ maturation), which acts as a watershed between the low and high maturation Parmigiano Reggiano cheeses. We go from around 40 kg of the 12 and 18 months, to 39-38 kg of the maturations exceeding 30 months.
But you will say at this point…. “yes, but what about the price?” Here it is: an average wheel of organic Parmigiano Reggiano starts at 700 euro and up… but we at the Caseificio Bio Reggiani have much cheaper prices!
Our wheels of organic Parmigiano Reggiano start from 621 euro for the 12 months to 720 euro for the 30 months.
Because by choice we have decided to keep our production of Organic Parmigiano Reggiano at prices everyone can afford.
Would you like to have a look at the Parmigiano Reggiano Bio cheeses you can buy directly from our Online Shop?
Speriamo di aver chiarito i tuoi dubbi riguardo al costo di una forma di Parmigiano Reggiano.
See you in the next in-depth article!
“Parmigiano is not manufactured, it is made.”