Parmigiano Reggiano

Name: Parmigiano Reggiano


Country Of Origin: Italy


Region: Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, Bologna and Mantova


Milk Type: Cow’s Milk


Pasteurised/Unpasteurised: Unpasteurised milk


Style: Hard


Rennet Type: Traditional Animal Rennet


Taste: 

Aged for at least 24 months, it develops intense, complex flavours. Many describe the taste as nutty, sweet, grassy, creamy and fruity.


 

Description

An iconic cow’s milk cheese from the area around Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, Bologna and Mantua in Italy. First made 900 years ago, the cheese is still carefully produced today using traditional methods.  It is aged for at least 24 months, to cultivate its nutty, sweet, creamy, fruity flavours.  It’s hard, yet almost crumbly texture lends it a huge variety of uses in the kitchen.  It is famously fantastic grated over pasta dishes or in risotto.  A few slivers will work wonder over your salad, with a drizzle of olive oil. Or just pare off a few cubes and toss them in bowl with some olives and figs to enjoy with a glass of full-bodied Chianti.

 

Pairing Recommendations

Parmigiano Reggiano can be used in a number of ways, the most popular would include; as a food on its own, cutting it into small chunks and eating it on its own or with bread, fig jams, dried fruit or wine. Another use of Parmigiano Reggiano would be as a condiment. Adding grated or Parmigiano Reggiano cut into slivers into dishes adds flavour and aroma. The most common dishes this is used in Italian pasta or vegetable/fruit salads. It is also widely used as an ingredient used in different recipes.

 

Italy

 

Awards

Great Taste Awards 2014 - 1 Star

 

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