Ten years ago, it was a big deal if shoppers bought Parmigiano-Reggiano, the authentic "Parmesan" cheese from Emilia-Romagna in Italy, instead of some cheaper imitation. Today, consumers are asking for winter or spring Parmigiano, Red Cow Parmigiano or Parmigiano aged two, three, even five years.
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