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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 Formaggi
  • "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 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 ± on 2020¹
Bologna Aree Montane 29.411 30.053 32.495 32.213 28.434 28.545 2.487 +1,3% (Jan'21)
Pianura Alta - Collina 31.374 28.528 38.210 37.062 43.448 51.550 4.650 +7,7% (Jan'21)
Pianura Bassa 13.681 14.056 14.813 14.857 15.976 16.229 1.398 -4,1% (Jan'21)
Mantova Pianura Bassa 353.569 362.487 369.197 390.575 410.383 443.144 37.765 -2,2% (Jan'21)
Modena Aree Montane 201.720 217.807 233.703 236.806 231.743 242.923 22.532 +14,0% (Jan'21)
Pianura Alta - Collina 251.581 264.857 285.216 285.625 308.637 320.959 28.063 +1,6% (Jan'21)
Pianura Bassa 195.906 211.395 215.246 213.674 219.168 229.754 19.635 -2,3% (Jan'21)
Parma Aree Montane 246.126 257.832 242.858 242.771 245.138 253.068 21.830 +2,4% (Jan'21)
Pianura Alta - Collina 425.968 446.919 482.131 478.857 485.130 519.368 48.362 +8,6% (Jan'21)
Pianura Bassa 505.076 517.815 536.481 564.764 566.347 597.694 51.878 +1,3% (Jan'21)
Reggio Emilia Aree Montane 237.158 259.855 283.082 288.528 281.658 301.488 25.398 -0,2% (Jan'21)
Pianura Alta - Collina 430.948 466.610 504.835 485.251 504.675 521.433 45.875 +3,1% (Jan'21)
Pianura Bassa 380.090 391.651 412.302 421.522 413.455 411.668 38.162 +10,7% (Jan'21)
Total 3.302.608 3.469.865 3.650.569 3.692.505 3.754.192 3.937.823 348.035
Change on the previous year ¹   +5,06% +5,21% +1,15% +1,67% +4,89% +3,64%
¹ The percentages are based on the same period of the previous year.
Production of Parmigiano Reggiano
Number of dairies  
Province 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 ± on 2020¹
Bologna wheels 74.466 72.637 85.518 84.132 87.858 96.324 8.535 +3,7% (Jan'21)
dairies 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
Mantova wheels 353.569 362.487 369.197 390.575 410.383 443.144 37.765 -2,2% (Jan'21)
dairies 20 20 20 20 20 19 19
Modena wheels 649.207 694.059 734.165 736.105 759.548 793.636 70.230 +4,1% (Jan'21)
dairies 64 63 61 61 59 56 55
Parma wheels 1.177.170 1.222.566 1.261.470 1.286.392 1.296.615 1.370.130 122.070 +4,3% (Jan'21)
dairies 154 151 151 150 144 143 141
Reggio Emilia wheels 1.048.196 1.118.116 1.200.219 1.195.301 1.199.788 1.234.589 109.435 +4,8% (Jan'21)
dairies 91 89 91 90 89 84 83
Total wheels 3.302.608 3.469.865 3.650.569 3.692.505 3.754.192 3.937.823 348.035
dairies 338 332 332 330 321 311 307
¹ The percentages are based on the same period of the previous year.