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Parmigiano Reggiano


"The King" is a coveted title claimed by a handful of cheeses and their fans – Stilton, Beaufort, Comte – but even these must tip their hat to Parmigiano Reggiano.

Italy’s most famous cheese is also one of its oldest traditions, with a recipe that’s centuries old and highly regulated for quality and consistency. Even among Reggianos, ours is well ahead of the pack. For 5 generations the producing family has hand-selected wheels of Reggiano direct from the producers and matured the cheese in their own vaults with great care. Aged for a minimum of two summers, the complexity of the grass-fed milk concentrates into deep, nutty and sweet flavors in the end product. Our Reggiano retains a springiness at 24 months that’s rare in a cheese aged so long. This moisture gives these wheels a slightly softer paste than most of the same age, still achieving the high peaks of flavor that we look for without becoming over-dry and waxy.

Perhaps the most versatile and satisfying cheese we’ve ever met. Our favorite way to enjoy Reggiano is next to a glass of rich, complex, earthy red wine like Barolo or Barbaresco; these wines benefit from the nuttiness and low acidity of the cheese and together they truly sing for one another. Although in the U.S. most Reggiano is used for cooking, it is a fantastic table cheese that's low-fuss and delicious - great for cheese plates or a snack for a long hike. In the kitchen, try it grated over roasted asparagus or fresh pasta tossed with your favorite olive oil. Simply the best.

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