What is Parmesan Cheese?
Parmesan, also known as Parmigiano-Reggiano is an Italian hard, granular cheese produced from cow's milk and aged at least 12 months.
Where does the name come from?
Panigiano Reggiano is named after two provinces that produced it which is Parma and Reggio Emilia, Italy.
Did you know?
Both "Parmigiano Reggiano" and "Parmesan" are protected designations of origin (PDO) for cheeses produced in these provinces under Italian and European law. Outside the EU, the name "Parmesan" can legally be used for similar cheeses, with only the full Italian name unambiguously referring to PDO Parmigiano Reggiano. It has been called the "King of Cheeses".
Parmigiano Reggiano is commonly grated over pasta dishes, stirred into soups and risottos, and eaten on its own. It is often shaved or grated over other dishes like salads. Slivers and chunks of the hardest parts of the crust are sometimes used to simmer in soups, broths, and sauces to add flavor. They can be broiled and eaten as a snack. They can also be infused in olive oil or used in a steamer basket while steaming vegetables.
Our Special Dishes
Our Chef Samuele has created authentic Italian dishes that truly highlight this unique ingredient - pastas prepared in a parmesan cheese wheel right in front of your table. Reserve your table today at Mozza By Cocotte Siam Paragon or EmQuartier.