Parmigiano Reggiano (parmesan) cheese by Bonati Restaurants, Wine, Travel, Opinions

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Food glossary

Reviewed By

Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: Italy

Parmigiano Reggiano is the world's premiere cheese sought after by food lovers everywhere for its amazing depth of flavour and its versatility as a food product. Known generically as parmesan cheese, the true Reggiano is a world away from its many imitators.
It is made specifically from Holstein Friesian cows milk which has had much of the cream content removed, but which has not been pasteurised. Each producer is carefully controlled by the appellation rules and they are forbidden from using and form of preservative in the preparation of the cheese.
Only certain areas are permitted to produce Parmigiano Reggiano. The area allowed is roughly in the form of a triangle with Parma at the western apex, Bologna on the eastern side and Mantua at the top of the triangle.
One of the best producers is Gianluca Bonati who produces a fine example of Parmigiano Reggiano from a small herd of approximately 100 cows.
You can order their cheese by clicking on the link below.
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