|Parmigiano-Reggiano, Italy's King of Cheeses|
Country and Region of Origin: Italy, counties of Parma, Modena, Reggio Emilia, Bologna, and Mantua.
Type of Cheese: Made from skim or part-skim cow's milk. Is aged from 14 months in the U.S. up to four years in Italy.
Rind: A hard, pale, golden rind.
Tasting Notes: A rich, fruity flavor with a flaky, grainy texture.
Wine Pairing: Pair with a not-too-dry Champagne, Prosecco, Spumante, Beaujolais, Zinfandel, or Amarone.
Suggestions: This cheese is excellent for grating over salads, pasta
dishes, omelets, and rice dishes. It's also great as an appetizer, snack or
dessert when paired with fruit or crackers. Popular Italian-American dishes
include Eggplant Parmigiano and Chicken Parmigiano.