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Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese: Production by Altitude


This page provides with data related to Parmigiano Reggiano cheese production organized by altitude zones and number of dairies per provinces.

Please note that:
  • "Parmigiano delle Aree Montane" (Mountain Areas) is produced in the southern strip of land of the "Pedemontana" area,
  • "Parmigiano di Pianura Alta-Collina" (High Flat Land-Hill) is produced in the strip of land between the "Via Emilia" and the "Via Pedemontana",
  • Mulino Alimentare
  • "Parmigiano di Pianura Bassa" (Lowland) is produced in the northern strip of land of the "Via Emilia", towards the Po river.
Production of Parmigiano Reggiano
Number of wheels  
Province Altitude 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 ± on 2018¹
Bologna Aree Montane 29.186 30.022 29.411 30.053 32.495 32.213 18.878 -14,3% (Aug'19)
Pianura Alta - Collina 28.973 29.883 31.374 28.528 38.210 37.062 28.654 +10,7% (Aug'19)
Pianura Bassa 13.123 13.494 13.681 14.056 14.813 14.857 10.950 +9,6% (Aug'19)
Mantova Pianura Bassa 365.262 367.824 353.569 362.487 369.197 390.575 277.317 +3,9% (Aug'19)
Modena Aree Montane 196.764 202.096 201.720 217.807 233.703 236.806 158.396 -2,4% (Aug'19)
Pianura Alta - Collina 255.714 255.551 251.581 264.857 285.216 285.625 208.498 +3,4% (Aug'19)
Pianura Bassa 170.033 183.996 195.906 211.395 215.246 213.674 146.698 +2,3% (Aug'19)
Parma Aree Montane 256.018 250.940 246.126 257.832 242.858 242.771 164.691 -0,8% (Aug'19)
Pianura Alta - Collina 410.910 417.410 425.968 446.919 482.131 478.857 328.354 +0,9% (Aug'19)
Pianura Bassa 523.130 511.697 505.076 517.815 536.481 564.764 382.193 -1,2% (Aug'19)
Reggio Emilia Aree Montane 225.222 227.561 237.158 259.855 283.082 288.528 190.357 -4,5% (Aug'19)
Pianura Alta - Collina 414.302 422.255 430.948 466.610 504.835 485.251 340.847 +3,2% (Aug'19)
Pianura Bassa 390.474 384.994 380.090 391.651 412.302 421.522 280.838 -1,5% (Aug'19)
Total 3.279.111 3.297.723 3.302.608 3.469.865 3.650.569 3.692.505 2.536.671
Change on the previous year ¹   +0,57% +0,15% +5,06% +5,21% +1,15% +0,47%
¹ The percentages are based on the same period of the previous year.
Production of Parmigiano Reggiano
Number of dairies  
Province 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 ± on 2018¹
Bologna wheels 71.282 73.399 74.466 72.637 85.518 84.132 58.482 +1,0% (Aug'19)
dairies 9 8 9 9 9 9 9
Mantova wheels 365.262 367.824 353.569 362.487 369.197 390.575 277.317 +3,9% (Aug'19)
dairies 25 22 20 20 20 20 20
Modena wheels 622.511 641.643 649.207 694.059 734.165 736.105 513.592 +1,3% (Aug'19)
dairies 73 71 64 63 61 61 59
Parma wheels 1.190.058 1.180.047 1.177.170 1.222.566 1.261.470 1.286.392 875.238 -0,3% (Aug'19)
dairies 159 155 154 151 151 150 145
Reggio Emilia wheels 1.029.998 1.034.810 1.048.196 1.118.116 1.200.219 1.195.301 812.042 -0,3% (Aug'19)
dairies 99 97 91 89 91 90 89
Total wheels 3.279.111 3.297.723 3.302.608 3.469.865 3.650.569 3.692.505 2.536.671
dairies 365 353 338 332 332 330 322
¹ The percentages are based on the same period of the previous year.