Parmigiano Reggiano and prosciutto di Parma are a perfect pairing of cheese and cured meat. They have similar Italian roots, dating back over a thousand years. Prosciutto di Parma uses Parma's unique climate to cure the meat, while Parmigiano Reggiano is made from locally fed cows. Beyond history and geography, they complement each other with harmonious flavors and textures. The rich, meaty taste of prosciutto contrasts with the sharper and more acidic flavor of Parmigiano Reggiano. The textural contrast between the crumbly cheese and the soft prosciutto adds to the appeal of this classic combination.