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May 14th 2017
Published: June 22nd 2017
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Drove today via a Parmigiano Reggiano cheese factory, Enzo Ferrari's museum and a vinegar producer.

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Cheese making

Only cheese from Italy's Parma region is entitled to be called Parmigiano Reggiano. 1,200 litres of milk goes into each vat to make two 50 kg sacks of cheese. The wet cheese is pressed into a cylindrical mould like a wheel and then soaked in a 25% brine solution for 21 days. This produces a 2-3 cm hard, salty crust.

After 18-24 months ageing the salt in the crust penetrates the cheese and it becomes Parmigiano Reggiano. The ageing warehouse holds nearly 34,000 50kg wheels that are automatically turned from time to time. The cheese is sold cheaply for €13 /kg and it is very good. We tasted the cheese, perfectly accompanied by local Lambrusco red wine. Here the wine is lightly carbonated and with an alcohol content of 11%.
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Enzo Ferrari Museum

Enzo died in 1988 at the age of 90. Ferrari cars are still produced in runs of only a few hundred. The most expensive cost around €3M!
Prototype Prototype

With very effective disruptive paint to thwart journos and competitors.

The "Driving with the Stars" Exhibition showcases various Ferraris loaned by their celebrity owners. Sorry Bill, I sheepishly declare I was more enthused at the cheese factory.

16th May 2017

:-) XO
17th May 2017

I guess the bags of made cheese are hanging in the background?
17th May 2017

But could it get into the Bald Knob property?
24th May 2017

Can you bring me home a yellow one please
24th May 2017

Thanks so much for sharing your travels Sel and Robyn. It looks like you are having a wonderful time.
25th May 2017

I'll ask Robyn for you, Steve. Her bag has infinite capacity!
25th May 2017

Yes Kerrie. The two bags per batch were often unequal in size so the excess from the larger bag gets partially recycled and the residue fed to the pigs.
25th May 2017

Is that a sign of aging!, looks like you are enjoying your trip.
26th May 2017

I could see that paint job being a hit!
27th May 2017

Just amazing!!!

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