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Italian Parmigiano Reggiano Aged 30 months (Approx. 1lb)
Italian Parmigiano Reggiano Aged 30 months (Approx. 1lb)


 
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There is no such thing as parmesan cheese in Italy. That's an American name for a cheese made with potassium sorbate to protect flavor, and cellulose powder to prevent caking.

Newsflash: Italian Parmigiano Reggiano doesn't need flavor protectors or enhancers because it's got intense real flavor. It doesn't need an anti-caking agent because unlike American parmesan, it isn't born powdered. Parmigiano Reggiano comes in a solid 80-pound wheel, so you can buy a wedge and grate it fresh or shave it into slices on top of a salad. Parmigiano Reggiano has been made the same way for the last 800 years, and in the same place.

Like the terroir that contributes to a fine wine, true Parmigiano Reggiano can only be produced in a small area around Parma in northern Italy. There, the special combination of climate, geography, and soil composition are unique, found nowhere else in the world. That is why Parmigiano-Reggiano is a protected name -- a DOP. To be able to put the words "Parmigiano-Reggiano" on the rind, the milk has to be from cows fed a specific type of local hay, never corn. Then it is aged a minimum of 12 months, an average of two years.

Parmigiano Reggiano is wildly nutritious, rich in protein and calcium. This is a dense cheese made from partly skim milk. The aging process results in a cheese with a very low water content, so a little goes a long way. The average amount of Parmigiano Reggiano that you would grate over a dish of pasta, 2-3 tablespoons -- between 1/3 and 1/2 an ounce -- has more protein than a serving of chicken, according to the Oxford Companion to Italian Food. But you can do so much more with it than just grate it over pasta. You can add zing to any soup, especially a nice cold-weather vegetable minestrone, for stuffings and fillings, to gratin any vegetable under the grill, in salads and dressings, shaved on a plate of bresaola and much, much more. In pesto, a good Parmigiano Reggiano can make the difference between so-so and oh wow!

Origin: Italy
Milk: Cow
Texture: Hard
Weight: Approx. 1lb Vacuum packed

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5 of 5 This is my favorite December 22, 2023
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Smyrna, GA United States  
The search for this cheese led me to your page.

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5 of 5 Italian Parmigiano Reggiano Aged 30 months October 25, 2023
Reviewer: Michelle Ellenberger from Kerrville, TX United States  
This is an amazing cheese. It crumbles beautifully and has a tanginess which is delicious.

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5 of 5 Parmigiano Reggiano September 12, 2023
Reviewer: Oleksii Petrushenko from Mize, MS United States  
I recently came to the USA and I love parmesan, but I couldn't find real parmesan. Everything I bought at Walmart was wrong. But when I ordered from this store and opened the package I could smell the very smell of parmesan that I was eating, it was real parmesan thank you very much the package came perfectly packed with ice.

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5 of 5 June 15, 2023
Reviewer: Nina Smith from Anaheim, CA United States  


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5 of 5 The real deal June 9, 2023
Reviewer: carl giuseppone from New York, NY United States  
has the nutty flavor needed in this cheese

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