Announces Recipe Challenge Contest in Honor of Italian-American Heritage Month

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Cooks, food lovers, and fans of Parmigiano Reggiano® cheese are invited to submit their favorite Italian-American family recipes for a chance to win a $250 gift card to and a wedge of Parmigiano Reggiano, the only Parmesan cheese., the official English-language consumer website for Parmigiano Reggiano® cheese, is launching the Recipe Challenge contest in celebration of Italian-American Heritage Month this October. One lucky winner with the best family recipe featuring Parmigiano Reggiano will receive a $250 gift card to purchase Italian gourmet foods, as well as a wedge of Parmigiano Reggiano, the only Parmesan cheese. is an online community for people who are passionate about the art of cooking with quality Italian ingredients. The website provides a variety of Parmesan cheese recipes to help chefs and food lovers discover the perfect mix of flavors to create satisfying Italian dishes for every occasion. It also shares the history and craftsmanship of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, along with interactive games and videos.

Food lovers and Parmesan fans can enter for a chance to win a gift card to, an online store that offers a multitude of Italian-American food products, ranging from pantry essentials and fine wines to fresh meats, olive oil and the only Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. will also send the winner a wedge of Parmesan cheese, a perfect complement your next Italian-American meal.

The contest will run from October 5, 2012 through October 21, 2012, after which one lucky winner will be chosen based on the recipe’s originality and taste. To enter the challenge, contestants must:

For a complete list of rules, visit the terms and conditions page. is not a participant in or a sponsor of this contest.

About the Sponsor: is the newest and most complete source for recipes, cooking inspiration and information about Parmigiano Reggiano® cheese on the web. provides a number of chef-created and user-submitted recipes -- from your favorite Italian classics to lesser known recipes that will surprise and delight you, like Parmesan ice cream. Visit and connect on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube for interactive learning opportunities and inspiration for delicious recipes.

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Nancy Radke, Director of the U.S. Information Office
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