Sbiancato is a cheese which did not meet the quality standard to become Parmigiano Reggiano PDO and, even if it is a good product, should be sold as 'Italian hard cheese' and not as Parmigiano Reggiano PDO nor labeled Parmigiano Reggiano Sbiancato.

% Sbiancato productions on Total Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Production
Month 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Production 3.650.574 3.699.701 3.754.193 3.937.823 348.035
% Sbiancato prod. on Parmigiano Reggiano prod. 1,50% (e) 1,50% (e) 1,50% (e) 1,50% (e) 1,50% (e)
(e)= Estimated by CLAL
Source: Consorzio per la tutela del Parmigiano Reggiano