What is Parmigiano Reggiano cheese?
Known in Italy and around the world as the king of cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese is a must-have for grating or shaving over pasta, soups, and risottos. It can also be cut into small pieces and enjoyed on its own as a snack along with other table bites like green olives and cured meats, drizzled in balsamic glaze. This quintessential Italian cheese is named after the provinces of Parma and Reggio Emilia, where it is produced under strict guidelines. It has a characteristic flavor that is sharp, salty, and robust with nutty notes, making it a grated cheese that enhances the flavors of savory dishes.
What types of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese are there?
Supermarket Italy offers several types of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, including wedges, wheels, and grated cheese. Some of these cheeses have been aged for two years to achieve their world-renowned flavor. Supermarket Italy also carries Parmigiano Reggiano that has been certified Protected Designation of Origin (PDO), guaranteeing its authenticity; it is made solely in the original location it was first produced, using traditional methods and ingredients.