With a revenue of over six billion euros the Italian cheese industry is one of the biggest in the European Union. Apart from the production of milk, making cheese from cow milk is the biggest sector in terms of volume. The production capacity of cow cheese has gradually increased in Italy. Most of the production volume is made up by hard cheese, as Italy is the birthplace of Grana Padano and Parmigiano Reggiano, both commercialized with the PDO quality label (Protected Designation of Origin), which indicates their specific origin and production's characteristics.
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