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Parmigiano Reggiano

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Quick Overview:

Dense and granular with gritty spires of crystallized proteins. The flavor symphony apt for a royal court.

 

Quick Facts

Country of Origin: Italy
Milk Type/Treatment: Raw Cow
Rennet Type: Traditional

The Flavor Experience

A complex, granular bite that feels like pyrotechnic particles of sweet onion grass, cashew, pineapple and lactic acid on your tongue. The dense paste is pierced with spires of crystallized amino acids which interlude the harmony of sweet and savory notes.

The Story

Parmigiano Reggiano is nursed to perfection by master producers, affineurs and graders. Raw grass-fed cow’s milk is transformed into one of the most essential cooking ingredients on the planet with the utmost care and precision over the span of its 24-month production. Made in copper cauldrons, partially-skimmed morning milk and whole evening milk is formed into 75-85 pound cylinders. After 12 months, each wheel is hand-inspected by a master grader from Il Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano Reggiano and if it adheres to their measures of quality (which include being tested for distinctive tonal ranges with a hammer!), its rind is branded with the consortium’s insignia. Parmigiano’s dynamically aromatic and texturally complex character owes itself to its molecular composition. It develops its characteristic amino acid crystallization during aging as proteins breakdown and its fragrant notes of umami and the Mediterranean Sea are owed to its high level of the amino acid glutamate. Revered through history, Parmigiano holds its throne as the King of Cheese.

Usage Tips

Pair Parmigiano to your heart’s content; its complex flavor profile complements nearly everything. Douse with an aged Aceto Balsamico di Modena; pair with onion garlic jam and Prosecco; shave onto a summer salad; infuse soup broth with its aromatic rind; or ignite an entire wheel with brandy and serve pasta out of it!

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Product Description

Dense and granular with gritty spires of crystallized proteins. The flavor symphony apt for a royal court.

 

Quick Facts

Country of Origin: Italy
Milk Type/Treatment: Raw Cow
Rennet Type: Traditional

The Flavor Experience

A complex, granular bite that feels like pyrotechnic particles of sweet onion grass, cashew, pineapple and lactic acid on your tongue. The dense paste is pierced with spires of crystallized amino acids which interlude the harmony of sweet and savory notes.

The Story

Parmigiano Reggiano is nursed to perfection by master producers, affineurs and graders. Raw grass-fed cow’s milk is transformed into one of the most essential cooking ingredients on the planet with the utmost care and precision over the span of its 24-month production. Made in copper cauldrons, partially-skimmed morning milk and whole evening milk is formed into 75-85 pound cylinders. After 12 months, each wheel is hand-inspected by a master grader from Il Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano Reggiano and if it adheres to their measures of quality (which include being tested for distinctive tonal ranges with a hammer!), its rind is branded with the consortium’s insignia. Parmigiano’s dynamically aromatic and texturally complex character owes itself to its molecular composition. It develops its characteristic amino acid crystallization during aging as proteins breakdown and its fragrant notes of umami and the Mediterranean Sea are owed to its high level of the amino acid glutamate. Revered through history, Parmigiano holds its throne as the King of Cheese.

Usage Tips

Pair Parmigiano to your heart’s content; its complex flavor profile complements nearly everything. Douse with an aged Aceto Balsamico di Modena; pair with onion garlic jam and Prosecco; shave onto a summer salad; infuse soup broth with its aromatic rind; or ignite an entire wheel with brandy and serve pasta out of it!

SKU: CHIT200P

Straight From the Monger's Mouth
"It feels almost elemental, like a crystalline gem that belongs in a hall of minerals. I liken it to the salt of cheeses, both essential to cuisine and a highly valued commodity throughout history." – Sarah D., Monger Apprentice
Country of Origin
Italy
Milk Type
Cow
Rennet Type
Traditional
Product Reviews
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  1. wonderful
    5

    Posted by maria on 6th May 2018

    Pasta is not pasta without it, the more the merrier.

  2. Best Cheese
    5

    Posted by Unknown on 22nd Jan 2018

    Won't buy any other all I use for past 20yrs.

  3. PART OF A WONDERFUL GIFT FOR OUR NIECE!!
    5

    Posted by Aunt Kik on 18th Jan 2018

    This cheese was part of a great gift that we selected and ordered from DiBruno Bros. for our niece. The gift also included their Imported House Aged Provolone,, Manchego, Pecorino Romano, DB Crostini Sampler Set DB Fig & Acacia Honey Jam & DB Dark Chocolate Espresso Beans. Our niece was thrilled with it and was extremely impressed by the care with which everything was packaged. She & I had visited the House of Cheese on 9th St. in Philly a few years ago, so our experience with this gift order brings back the great time we had together then. Thank you, DiBruno Bros., for the memories!! We'll be back again (either in person or virtually) soon. Happy New Year to all!

  4. I've had others, Di Brunos is the best out there
    5

    Posted by RJ Monte on 10th Jan 2018

    I'm not sure how Di Bruno Bros. does it but their Parmigiano Reggiano is absolutely the best you will find. I've purchased Parmigiano from my local market, cut right from an Italian imported wheel and it does not compare to Di Bruno Bros. Living in Texas I always order a Kilo knowing when it is shipped it will be packed correctly and cold on arrival. These guys are so good they help up my shipment so it would not sit idle over the weekend in a UPS facility toasting in the summer heat. They even called me to notify me of this, now that is customer service. Trust me, buy a Kilo and you will never look for the King of Cheese anywhere else.

  5. The king of cheese
    5

    Posted by gail_goodman@cox.net on 25th Dec 2017

    What more is needed to be said.

  6. Truly the King of Cheese
    5

    Posted by Tom on 20th Jul 2016

    The best Parmigiano you will ever taste. Can't beat the price. Congrats DiBruno!!

  7. best cheese , best price
    5

    Posted by Unknown on 21st Apr 2016

    high quality product

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