Coldiretti slams Masterchef for saying 'parmesan'

US and Australian TV shows 'shd use Italian terms'

(ANSA) - Rome, March 6 - An Italian farmers' trade group on Friday struck out at English language transmissions of Masterchef for using the word 'parmesan'. Coldiretti demanded that Masterchef in countries like the United States and Australia use the official names Parmigiano Reggiano or Grana Padano to refer to Italy's famous hard cheeses that have become a popular condiment worldwide. Coldiretti said the global viewers should be educated to respect Italian culinary traditions.
    The move came amid a drive to stop inferior foreign clones of famed products like Parmigiano.


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