Clean a zucchini, cut it into small pieces and boil it in salted water. At the end of cooking, drain the zucchini and put it in the bowl of the minipimer adding oil, a cup of cold water and blend until it becomes a cream. Keep it aside. Cut the remaining zucchini into...
PARMIGIANO REGGIANO PDO CHEESE
Parmigiano Reggiano PDO is a hard cheese, produced in the provinces of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena and partly Mantua and Bologna.
Among the oldest cheeses in the world, it is obtained from the processing of 100% Italian raw cow’s milk, partially skimmed by surfacing and without the addition of additives. Parmigiano Reggiano PDO is known for its fragrant, delicate, savoury but not spicy taste.
We recommend tasting it for an aperitif or a healthy snack, better if accompanied with fresh fruit, nuts or honey.
Milk, rennet, salt
Milk, rennet, salt
FEATURES AND PROPERTIES
Its organoleptic properties (high digestibility, high calcium content, absence of preservatives or additives, and presence of numerous mineral substances) make this cheese particularly appreciated and present daily on Italian tables. The hard, slightly grainy paste and the traditional straw-yellow colour of the crust are the characteristics that make Parmigiano Reggiano PDO recognizable all over the world.
Thanks to its enormous versatility, Parmigiano Reggiano PDO is a much appreciated ingredient and particularly used in the kitchen: it enriches every dish giving different aromas based on the seasoning and enhances the taste of traditional recipes.
The processing of Parmigiano Reggiano PDO involves very specific processing phases, but above all, it is characterized by processes that have an ancestral tradition:
- Milk coagulation is carried out slowly thanks to the addition of rennet and whey;
- Cooking must not exceed 55º C;
- Through the use of an ancient tool - the spino - the curd is fragmented into small granules.
Depending on the ageing, Parmigiano Reggiano PDO can be combined with a number of foods:
- Aged from 12 to 18 months: perfect to use for aperitifs, accompanied by raw vegetables or combined with sweet fruit mustards to enhance its delicate aroma. We recommend fresh seasonal fruit such as apples, pears, grapes or strawberries.
- Aged for 24 months: ideal to use grated to enhance the taste of first courses or soups. In this case, even the crust, once cleaned, can be added to the dish to give it a unique taste.
- Aged from 24 to 30 months: excellent for enriching fish or meat main courses such as sliced beef, fish carpaccio or roast beef. We recommend tasting it with dehydrated fruit such as apricots, figs, sultanas or plums.
Parmigiano Reggiano PDO is one of the oldest cheeses in the world and is still produced today according to the ancestral tradition dating back to about nine centuries ago. According to some testimonies, the origins of this cheese date back to the 13th century, but despite having travelled around the world it has never lost its uniqueness, thanks above all to the skill of the dairy masters who have handed down the traditional recipe over the centuries.
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