Saturday, 18 April 2009

Finns go and buy Parmigiano directly from Italy (it's cheaper)!

Parmesan Cheese (or more accurately, Parmigian...Image via Wikipedia

Today, first time in 4 years that I dare to buy a piece of Parmigiano Reggiano from Stockmann (supplies finished... :( ).
Price: 43.5 euros/Kg
Well not bad it traveled so many kilometers...
Then I made some raw calculation. I checked the price of a Finnair direct flight from Helsinki to Rome for next weekend: 384 euros going Saturday and coming back on Sunday. In Italy the price for Parmigiano is about 14-15 euros/Kg (maybe in the airport itself it might be a bit more expensive I don't know). I can bring 20 Kgs of luggage and 6 Kg with me in the cabin. To fill it up of Parmigiano I need to spend around 400 euros. 80 euros for a night in an average hotel and 50 euros of taxi to get there and come back. Total expense: around 915 euros. Price per kg: 35.2 euros.

Well of course now you have the problem of eating 26 Kgs of Parmigiano :D

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  1. Haha, that's funny. I believe your calculations, too. Maybe you can start selling the cheese to some shop, and use it to partially finance your trips to Italy, if you are going anyway. I don't know if there are still some intra-EU rules about shipping large amounts of products across borders (probably not?) but if you have 26kg of Parmigiano, you will have a very interesting, smelly conversation with the customs explaning that it's for personaly use.. :D

  2. If I eat that in front of them, do you think I can make my point? eheh :D

  3. Commento qui ma mi riferisco al blog di maisazi e al commento che hai lasciato sull'olio extravergine.
    Proprio per i motivi che hai citato recentemente abbiamo lanciato una iniziativa dedicata alla distribuzione di prodotti alimentari di alta qualità che ha esattamente l'obiettivo di semplificare il processo di scelta dei prodotti; abbiamo passato più di un anno tra frantoi e produttori e ora abbiamo una selezione veramente interessante.
    Se ti interessa potremmo preparare un "sample" da 6 o 12 bottiglie di prodotti eccellenti di diverse regioni, in alternativa puoi anche scrivermi anche solo per un consiglio.

  4. Certo possiamo continuare offline. Puoi contattarmi
    compilando il form qui (sperando che funzioni)

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  6. Ti ho scritto tramite il form, spero che abbia funzionato