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Parmesan; Age terminology

The following terms describe in which month a particular cheese was made -

TermMonths

MaggengoApril - November

InvernengoDecember - March

Di tessaApril - June

Di centroJuly - August

TardnoSeptember - November

The following terms indicate how long the cheese has been matured -

Nuovo - less than 17 months

Vecchio - 18 to 24 months

Stravecchio - more than 24 months

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