A Sikh dairy farm worker in Novellara, Italy (Source: BBC Magazine)

BBC Magazine: The Sikhs Who Saved Parmesan

Parma natives welcomed newcomers, arranged for temple construction

The next time you buy some real Parmesan cheese from Parma, Italy, thank the Sikhs. In the 1980s, Sikhs from India discovered Parma and the Po Valley was just like home. And cows don’t much care what language you speak, so the immigrants quickly found work on diary farms. …