Parmesan makers cried foul Thursday over the huge scale on which the famous Italian cheese is copied in the United States.
For the first time, the number of wheels of cheeses made outside Italy in the style of the celebrated Parmigiano Reggiano and the similar Grana Padano now exceeds production in their Italian home regions, the country’s biggest agriculture group Coldiretti said.
Over 300,000 tonnes of what Italians consider to be “fake” versions of the famous cheeses were produced overseas - for the most part in the United States - compared to 295,000 tonnes produced in Italy, Coldiretti said as producers staged a demonstration over the issue in Bologna.
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