Very hard, very tasty
The real parmesan, a classic Italian hard cheese, matured for 2-3 years for a great depth of flavour. Among many criteria, in order to qualify as Parmesan it must not undergo any heat treatment and the cows must be fed on fodder from the designated area. Not only for grating onto pasta and risotto. It is also superb flaked onto salads.
Parmigiano-Reggiano is produced exclusively in the provinces of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena and parts of the provinces of Mantua and Bologna, on the plains, hills and mountains enclosed between the rivers Po and Reno.
Every day, the milk from the evening milking is left to rest until morning in large vats, where the fatty part spontaneously rises to the surface. This is used for the production of butter. The skimmed milk left over is then added to the milk from the morning milking and fermented whey from the previous day's cheese making and made into this amazing cheese using traditional calf rennet. The cheese is shaped and engraved with a marking band. After a few days the cheese is immersed in a salt water bath and left for just under a month.
Matured for at least a year, the cheese is then graded and given it's PDO marking as long as all of the requirements have been met, the Regianno we sell is further matured for 2-3 years..
Made for nine centuries in Italy, this is a true king of traditional cheeses.
Milk Type : Cow's milk
Pasteurisation : Unpasteurised
Rennet type : Animal Rennet
Flavour : Strong
Country of Origin : France
GTIN : 2229533024644
Product Code : MTCS502
Brand : Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano-Reggiano