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. This quintessential Italian parmesan 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 and robust with fruity and nutty notes, making it an ideal garnish that enhances the flavors of savory dishes. Read More
Italian Parmesan cheese can be traced back to the Middle Ages when monks in the area near Parma started making a distinctive semi-hard cheese. During the Renaissance, the aristocrats enjoyed it as a garnish on dishes and called it Caseum Paramensis, which was shortened by locals to Prasman. By the 14th century, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese had made a name for itself as a popular ingredient beyond the Parma region as it quickly spread into Tuscany and other Mediterranean ports.
Following the Roman tradition of naming food after its place of origin, this iconic cheese was immortalized in the food world as Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. From the 17th to 19th centuries, Italian Parmesan cheese became wildly popular throughout Italy and other countries in Europe.
Besides a rich and storied history, Parmesan is also very nutritious with a rich protein content and lots of enzymes, which makes it easy to digest.
Different Brands of Italian Parmesan cheese
If you’re asking yourself, ‘Where can I buy parmesan cheese?’ look no further than Supermarket Italy, the top online source for premium Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese at affordable, wholesale prices.
Supermarket Italy features several types of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, including wedges imported from the Parma region. Choose from kosher varieties by Bertinelli, which has been aged over 18 months. The tiny white crystal grains make it an excellent texture for grating or shaving over many types of dishes.
If you need to stay fully stocked on Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, Supermarket Italy also offers the Sartori Sarvecchio Parmesan Cheese Wheel for your convenience. Produced by Sartori, the 20 lb wheel has a characteristic flavor with subtle notes of caramel, which holds its own in a crumbly and granular texture.
For ease and convenience, Supermarket Italy features grated Italian Parmesan Cheese, which can be used as a quick garnish for your favorite meals. A bag of grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese also makes it easy to incorporate sharp and nutty notes into sauces and dressings like Italian vinaigrette, pesto, and much more.
If you can't decide which variety of Italian Parmesan cheese to order, treat your taste buds to the bestselling cheeses of Supermarket Italy: the Top Italian Gourmet Cheese Trio includes Auricchio Provolone, Locatelli Pecorino Romano, and Sanniti Parmigiano-Reggiano, which can be showcased on a gourmet cheese plate or used as a garnish or flavor enhancer for many types of savory dishes.
Similar to Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese is Grana Padano, a semi-hard cheese made from unpasteurized semi-skimmed cow's milk. The milk is slightly fermented in large pots made of copper, which gives it a slightly less crumbly texture and milder flavor compared to Italian Parmesan cheese.
For the ultimate in convenience, Supermarket Italy's Parmesan cheese wraps by the Folios Brand are another low carb and Paleo-friendly option. They are also perfectly shaped into sheets, which can be wrapped, rolled, crisped, or melted into many different tasty bites. From cured meat and veggie rolls to tasty sandwiches, salads, and so much more, these cheese wraps have many uses in the kitchen.
Where to Buy Parmigiano-Reggiano
If you’re looking for where to buy Parmigiano-Reggiano, you've come to the right place. Supermarket Italy is passionate about sourcing the finest Italian imports, including Parmigiano-Reggiano, the king of cheese. Shop Supermarket Italy's selection today and enjoy the convenience of premium quality products delivered straight to your door.