I can eat pasta without Parmegiano, but I know people who’s pasta (or rice) is not complete without. When I heard this news , I thought it’s a food-catastrophy! I really don’t want to put Dutch cheese on my pasta but luckily Croatia has great alternatives such as for example Paški sir from Sirana Gligora (see my review here).
You can read what the Guardian wrote about the Cheeses in North Italy getting destroyed HERE
and HERE’s the newsitem from Parmigiano Reggiano itself.