How to serve Parmigiano Reggiano? What are the best pairings for the king of Italian cheeses?
You can grate the Parmesan on many dishes, to give a touch of original flavor to pasta, soups, risottos and velvet soups. Its intriguing and delicate flavor is suitable for both cold and warm dishes.
For an aperitif or a quick snack we recommend to combine the Parmesan cheese with nuts or with a few drops of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, a marriage of taste for true connoisseurs.
Parmigiano Reggiano and wines
Pair the cheese with a glass of Malvasia, white Italian wine with an intense bouquet, or with complex or medium-bodied red wine, in particular produced in Emilia Romagna. The cheese pairs well with dessert wines like Passito or Marsala, as well as with Champagne. In this case, try the finest of Parmigiano cheeses: Parmigiano Raggiano Vacche Rosse, produced from the milk of a local breed cattle, aged for a long period, yet keeping an extremely delicate taste.
Pairing Parmigiano cheese with fruit
Parmigiano can be combined with many raw vegetables or with summer fruit - kiwi, cantaloupe, apricots, peaches and figs - or mustards made from fruit. And a classical Italian peasant tradition combines the Parmigiano and pears, a triumph of harmonious flavors.
Finally, serve it with some walnuts and complete with a glass of liquorous wine.