$320 Million of Cheese Destroyed in Italian Earthquake

“The earthquake that rocked northern Italy on Sunday destroyed more than 300,000 wheels of cheese worth 250 million euros, an industry official has revealed,” according to The Mirror.

“The region’s cheese industry has been devastated by the magnitude-6.0 earthquake, with tonnes of Parmesan and Grana Padano lost. A single wheel of cheese can weigh up to 90 pounds.

“The earthquake was very strong and heavily damaged the structures of many warehouses as well as thousands of tonnes” of the two cheeses, said Stefano Berni, head of a consortium that protects the Grana Padano designation.”