How to "Crack" an 80 Lb Wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano

How to “Crack” an 80 Lb Wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano

Here’s a short picture diary of me learning to cut an 80 Lb wheel of Parmegiano Reggiano cheese!
This cheese is aged 24+ months in Italy, in a highly monitored process to create the most consistent and traditional product.
The smell of a freshly cracked wheel is intoxicating… looks like I’ll be sharing some with the family for Thanksgiving.

The truth: I cut my finger while learning to crack this monster – those tools are new and SHARP!

We divided the cheese between our stores, so everyone got a portion to sell for the holidays.  Anyone who buys this will surely be happy they did!  It’s delish.