We believe that every day
is Earth Day.


The amazing taste and rich flavors of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese are directly related to the environmental conditions of the lands where the cheese is made. This is why we’ve always taken environmental protection very seriously. This year, in conjunction with Earth Day 2021 we’d like to honor the many generations of passionate Parmigiano Reggiano cheese-making artisans who have been tending to the land we all love with care and respect – every day, for centuries. And we appreciate their commitment to continue in this path for centuries to come.

The original driver behind Earth Day was to shine a light on the need to protect our environment, an issue that is still very relevant today.

Earth Day has grown into the largest
civil mobilization in the world.

Inspired by the anti-Vietnam War “teach-ins” that were taking place on college campuses around the US, Senator Gaylord Nelson, a Democrat from Wisconsin, came up with the idea for a national Earth Day. He was determined to convince the US government that the planet was at risk and believed that a large scale demonstration would “shake up the political establishment and force this issue onto the national agenda.” Senator Nelson announced the concept in the fall of 1969 – and the idea went viral, at a time when social platforms did not exist, motivating people all across the country to participate.

The first Earth Day took place on April 22, 1970 with rallies in most large American cities. According to the Earth Day organization, the annual event now involves more than 75,000 partners in over 192 countries around the planet, with more than 1 billion people participating in a wide range of activities designed to shine a light on environmental protection issues.

The unique qualities of the soil, the cows and the grass from the fields where Parmigiano Reggiano cheese is made are all integral to why this cheese is so unique – and why they need to be protected.

Parmigiano Reggiano cheese is inextricably
connected to our love and respect for the environment.

Obviously, we are incredibly proud of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese because of its distinctive taste and rich flavor. And we’re also very proud of the traditional processes we’ve been using for centuries because they take into account the delicate relationship between humans, animals, plants – and the very soil where the cheese is made. We consider Earth Day an important initiative because it reminds people about the need to protect our planet. In fact, we believe that environmental responsibility should be practiced every day, not only once a year. This is the reason why every day for the last 1,000 years (approx.) the Parmigiano Reggiano cheese-makers have been extremely careful about the land and the cows that help make the cheese. Our cheese-makers know that by protecting the fragile environmental conditions of their beautiful land, they are able to continue delivering a cheese so uniquely delicious that it simply can’t be duplicated anywhere else in the world.

Allowing nature to take its course – as we do with permanent meadows – is a a crucial first step toward creating an ecosystem that contributes to the protection of the environment.

We support sustainable agriculture because
we believe that nature should take its own course.

Have you ever heard of ‘permanent meadows’? They are an example of Parmigiano Reggiano’s commitment to protecting the environment. Essentially, permanent meadows are fields that are not plowed, sown or treated with pesticides. In these fields, grass is left to grow naturally and then mowed to feed the cows. Additionally, we regularly monitor the organic matter content and the carbon footprint throughout the Parmigiano Reggiano production process – starting from the soil – and these studies point to the important role that the meadows play in protecting the local ecosystem and the environmental sustainability of the Parmigiano Reggiano cheese-making process. Research has shown that lands used for feeding dairy cattle feature fertile soil, rich in greens (e.g. alfalfa), which promote the growth of beneficial insect populations and, in turn, bird propagation. And that’s what makes nature so amazing.

The Earth Day Organization’s website offers lots of valuable information and many options on how to participate in Earth Day.

We invite you to learn more about Earth Day,
and about the importance of making a difference for our planet.

The mission of EarthDay.org is to diversify, educate and activate the global environmental movement. The organization invites people to participate in many ways. Below is how they express their philosophy about the importance of getting involved:

Don’t underestimate your power.
When your voice and your actions are united with thousands or millions of others around the world, we create a movement that is inclusive, impactful, and impossible to ignore.

The Earth Day Organization works year-round in countries around the world to drive meaningful action for our planet across important environmental and societal issues that include: Climate Action, Science and Education, People and Communities, Conservation and Restoration, Plastic and Pollution.

We invite you to learn more about the importance of protecting our environment, and we wish you a very Happy Earth Day 2021.