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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 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 ± on 2019¹
Bologna Aree Montane 30.022 29.411 30.053 32.495 32.213 28.434 9.827 +5,8% (Apr'20)
Pianura Alta - Collina 29.883 31.374 28.528 38.210 37.062 43.448 17.460 +26,5% (Apr'20)
Pianura Bassa 13.494 13.681 14.056 14.813 14.857 15.976 5.812 -0,6% (Apr'20)
Mantova Pianura Bassa 367.824 353.569 362.487 369.197 390.575 410.383 154.396 +8,9% (Apr'20)
Modena Aree Montane 202.096 201.720 217.807 233.703 236.806 231.743 81.286 -0,3% (Apr'20)
Pianura Alta - Collina 255.551 251.581 264.857 285.216 285.625 308.637 110.330 +4,4% (Apr'20)
Pianura Bassa 183.996 195.906 211.395 215.246 213.674 219.168 80.352 +8,0% (Apr'20)
Parma Aree Montane 250.940 246.126 257.832 242.858 242.771 245.138 86.321 +4,5% (Apr'20)
Pianura Alta - Collina 417.410 425.968 446.919 482.131 478.857 485.130 179.540 +7,0% (Apr'20)
Pianura Bassa 511.697 505.076 517.815 536.481 564.764 566.347 207.343 +5,8% (Apr'20)
Reggio Emilia Aree Montane 227.561 237.158 259.855 283.082 288.528 281.658 103.459 +8,5% (Apr'20)
Pianura Alta - Collina 422.255 430.948 466.610 504.835 485.251 504.675 179.680 +4,2% (Apr'20)
Pianura Bassa 384.994 380.090 391.651 412.302 421.522 413.455 142.783 -2,2% (Apr'20)
Total 3.297.723 3.302.608 3.469.865 3.650.569 3.692.505 3.754.192 1.358.589
Change on the previous year ¹   +0,15% +5,06% +5,21% +1,15% +1,67% +5,12%
¹ The percentages are based on the same period of the previous year.
Production of Parmigiano Reggiano
Number of dairies  
Province 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 ± on 2019¹
Bologna wheels 73.399 74.466 72.637 85.518 84.132 87.858 33.099 +14,4% (Apr'20)
dairies 8 9 9 9 9 9 9
Mantova wheels 367.824 353.569 362.487 369.197 390.575 410.383 154.396 +8,9% (Apr'20)
dairies 22 20 20 20 20 20 21
Modena wheels 641.643 649.207 694.059 734.165 736.105 759.548 271.968 +3,9% (Apr'20)
dairies 71 64 63 61 61 59 56
Parma wheels 1.180.047 1.177.170 1.222.566 1.261.470 1.286.392 1.296.615 473.204 +6,0% (Apr'20)
dairies 155 154 151 151 150 144 145
Reggio Emilia wheels 1.034.810 1.048.196 1.118.116 1.200.219 1.195.301 1.199.788 425.922 +2,9% (Apr'20)
dairies 97 91 89 91 90 89 84
Total wheels 3.297.723 3.302.608 3.469.865 3.650.569 3.692.505 3.754.192 1.358.589
dairies 353 338 332 332 330 321 315
¹ The percentages are based on the same period of the previous year.
UK trade data for the period Jan - Mar 2020 are provisional