Modena native and D.I.V.E member, Elisabetta Bonini Bell, will talk to us about Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and conduct a tasting at the November 16 social meeting. She will discuss how this famous cheese was first developed (apparently by accident), its long history, the production process, the variations of the cheese, the types of cows used, the length of seasoning, and which cheeses are used with which foods. She will also explain the EU regulations governing its status under DOP (denominazione di origine protetta). Elisabetta will discuss both the vacca rossa (red cow) and vacca bianca (white cow) types of Parmigiano. The vacca rossa Parmigiano is considered the “mother” of Parmigiano Reggiano. Please join us for an entertaining…and tasteful…afternoon.