Parmiggiano Reggiano is a hard, granular cheese. It is named after the producing areas, which comprise the Provinces of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Bologna (only the area to the west of the river Reno), Modena (all in Emilia-Romagna), and Mantova (in Lombardia, but only the area to the south of river Po), Italy. Under Italian law, only cheese produced in these provinces may be labelled "Parmigiano-Reggiano", and European law classifies the name, as well as the translation "Parmesan", as a protected designation of origin. Parmigiano is the Italian adjective for Parma and Reggiano that for Reggio Emilia. In the U.S., Canada, and other countries outside the EU, the name "Parmesan" is generally only used for cheeses similar to Parmigiano-Reggiano, with the full Italian name used for traditional Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.Parmigiano-Reggiano is made from unpasteurized cow milk. At Dolce Vita we have 12 and 24 months aged cheese.