Cheese Merchants’ Domestic Parmesan, Romano, & Asiago are Great Alternatives to International Options!

With the extreme volatility of international markets, Italian Cheeses such as Pecorino Romano, Grana Padano, and Parmigania Reggiano have been experiencing all-time high prices. Pecorino Romano is currently at record high prices and is expected to remain that way throughout 2022, likely causing customers the need to seek out more cost-effective alternatives.

Through IPAP, Cheese Merchants offers domestic wheels of Parmesan, Romano, Fontina and Asiago under the Mama Francesca and Cucina Andolina brands. These products are high quality, more cost effective alternatives to international options.

We previously introduced these products offered by Cheese Merchants and are excited to revisit this option as many suppliers have experienced logistical and cost issues and Cheese Merchants offers a great solution!

All four of these domestic varieties come in easy-to-use 15 or 20 lb wheels making them perfect for cheese boards, table side grating, and as an ingredient incorporated into your favorite recipe.

Cheese Merchants’ Domestic Parmesan Cheese Wheels are sourced from the finest Wisconsin cheese plants. The Parmesan is then aged for a minimum of 10 months and is available with or without black wax. The Romano is aged for a minimum of 5 months and the Asiago for a minimum of 6 months.

All of these items are available through IPAP. Please reach out to your Member Specialist for more information!

Item numbers are listed for your convenience.

62501- Mama Francesca Parmesan Wheel in Black Wax RW 1/20 LB

62701- Mama Francesca Asiago Wheel in Black Wax RW 1/20 LB

30557- Romano Wheel RW 1/20 LB

13570- Cucina Andolina Parmesan Wheel RW 1/20 LB

59600-Mama Francesca Fontina Wheel (hard style) RW 1/15 LB

Quinoa Pecorino Romano with Peas

Looking to enhance your menu?

Check out some great recipes by Cheese Merchants!

Quinoa Pecorino Romano with Peas

Parmesan and Basil Chicken Salad

Asiago Toasted Cheese Puffs