If you thought Reggianito cheese was an Italian cheese you’d be wrong—sort of. Reggianito was made by Italians, but not in Italy. Italian people in Argentina carried a piece of home with them by continuing to make cheese reminiscent of Parmigiano-Reggiano in their new country. So technically, this type of cheese qualifies as Argentinian food.
What is the difference between Reggianito cheese and Parmigiano-Reggiano?
OK, so Reggianito comes from Argentina. So does that mean it tastes like other types of Argentinian food? Honestly, not really. Reggianito is extremely similar to Parmigiano-Reggiano, with the main difference being the location of where the cheese is made. Only Parmigiano-Reggiano made in Italy can call itself authentic and earn DOP status. (Understandably, the Italian people didn’t want another country stealing their Italian cheese.) That is also why Parmigiano-Reggiano tends to be more expensive.
How should I eat Reggianito cheese?
Reggianito can be used exactly the same way as Parmigiano-Reggiano. It is a hard, aged, granular cheese, so grate it over meals such as pasta and meat dishes.