Parmesan or Parmegiano Reggiano...

Apr 15, 2013 by

There are many Parmesan cheeses, made all over the world, but did you know there is only one Parmigiano-Reggiano? Although more expensive than the usual parmesan, this granular textured cheese whose processing method hasn’t changed in the last 700 years, is usually aged for 2 years. If the parmesan is labeled ‘stravecchio’ then is aged 3 years, ‘stravecchiones’ has been aged for 4 years. Two reasons why Parmigiano-Reggiano has better taste and consistency: – The flavour of the milk which comes from cows with strictly controlled diets; – When Parmigiano-Reggiano is made, strict cheese production methods, which haven’t changed for centuries, are followed; Only fresh milk, rennet, and salt are allowed in the dairy. However, in 1984 the laws changed to allow the entire years production be branded Parmigiano-Reggiano. Prior to 1984, only the...

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