Being part Italian, I’m a little partial to all things from the beautiful boot country, whether the language, the wine or the food! The cheese of my ancestral homeland is no different. Who doesn’t love a hearty Pecorino or the luxurious Sottocenere? Although, NOTHING can top straight-from-the-wheel Parmigiano-Reggiano!
Recently, I broke my first 80 pound wheel of Parmigiano, what a feat! Mouth-watering, taste bud tingling, jaw-dropping, smile inducing scents emanated from this cheese when the wheel was broken for the first time. The wheels are aged a minimum of 12 months and the older the cheese, the better the aroma!
We have all enjoyed this delicious, full-flavored cheese on pasta, salads and soups. But did you ever think about eating it like a true Italian – taking chunks off a wedge while enjoying your meal? It is an excellent table cheese to be enjoyed with a meal or anytime – day or night! Drizzle it with an aged balsamic or serve it with ripe peaches or apricots and you’ve got the perfect snack. Add some dates, a little prosciutto, a lovely bottle of Barbaresco and you’ve got yourself a meal!
Oh geez, I just made my mouth water!
Mangiate, amici miei!