Parmigiano-Reggiano is a member of the Grana family of very hard Italian cheeses and it has been produced in small-size dairy farms for many hundreds of years. In the English-speaking world this famous cheese is generally known as Parmesan.
Parmesan cheese is made in squat drums which look rather like small beer barrels. The rind is a shiny golden brown color and has the name of the cheese printed allover it. The paste is a good straw-yellow color with a grainy, flaky, and brittle texture which hardens as the cheese matures. The maturation time is 24 months or more.
The cheese has a radial grain which makes it difficult to cut with a knife. Instead it is split open with a special wide-bladed tool and irregular pieces are broken off. The aroma of Parmesan is unmistakable. The flavor is wonderfully full and fruity with a salty tang. There are crunchy casein crystals and a lingering after taste.
This item usually ships from our Atlanta facility one business day after the day the order is processed.
This item is perishable and will require an insulated shipping container and freeze packs and must ship by shipping methods taking a maximum of three days.
Ingredients: Cow's milk, rennet, cultures, salt, enzymes.