Every year, on October 27th the Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium invites restaurants and families cooking at home to make a dish featuring Parmigiano Reggiano cheese as a way to honor our founder, chef and UNEP GWA, Massimo Bottura’s historic gesture of support after the 2012 earthquake. This simple act of community helped save the livelihood and helped preserve the art of cheese-making across the region.
This year, Food for Soul honors this celebrated story while also giving visibility to the sustainability, biodiversity and protection of the terroir where the cheese is made. Parmigiano Reggiano symbolizes a culture of slow food and zero waste with its commitment to practices that nourish and replenish our ecosystem. These values are at the heart of our mission, demonstrating that cooking is both a Call to Act and an Act of Love. Learn more about the history at Parmigiano Reggiano
To help us make this a year one of giving and sharing, we invite you to TAKE PART in Parmigiano Reggiano Day by cooking with this incredibly versatile ingredient and using all of its parts, in a recipe to share with family and friends.
THE BEST PART: The Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium has pledged to donate a wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese to Food for Soul for every $5,000 dollars raised during Parmigiano Reggiano Day!
On October 27, make a dish using Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Feel free to invent a new recipe; make Risotto Cacio e Pepe; try cooking one of the many recipes on our site; or find any recipe that uses Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and prepare it for yourself, your friends and family.
Take a photo of the dish you made and share it on social media by October 28, and tag it #parmigianoreggianoday. We will re-share your creations on our social channels and invite people to learn more about Food for Soul and make a donation to the cause.
Your contribution will help Food for Soul scale its impact and strengthen their outreach to those most socially vulnerable because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Every Day the Refettorio teams are working on the frontline to recover nutritious food surplus, preparing and delivering food to those experiencing poverty, hunger, homelessness and isolation. We invite you to donate ensuring and help ensure they can continue supporting the many people in need.
And as a SPECIAL GIFT* of appreciation, everyone donating during this promotion will receive a limited edition recipe, a cheesy delicious favorite, made with love, from Massimo XOXO!