Parmigiano Reggiano DOP 36 months 2.2 lb (1kg) – The Only Parmesan – EMILIA FOOD LOVE Selected with love in Italy
(as of Apr 14,2023 16:15:22 UTC – Details)
Parmigiano Reggiano DOP (PDO/Protected designation of Origin)
Parmigiano Reggiano, There’s not much more to say about the best loved and most imitated cheese in the world.
Parmigiano Reggiano would not be what it is if it wasn’t for its land of origin. A land courted by its inhabitants from time immemorial, who have bred only the finest cattle, fed with the best fodder to produce the king of cheeses, according to rules which have remained unchanged over the centuries. All this dedication, purity and passion for Emilia can be felt right from the first mouthful, and delight the palate.
Simply a legend
Like all legends, Parmigiano Reggiano has a history of seamlessly blended truth and myth.
It is an extremely ancient cheese which has been made in the same way at least since the Middle Ages. It is described in the writing of the great Italian poets of the 14th century. Giovanni Boccaccio cited it in his most famous work, The Decameron, in which he imagines “a mountain of grated Parmigiano cheese, on top of which there were people who did nothing but make maccheroni and ravioli and cook them in capon broth and then roll them down so that he who got the most had the most”.
Cooks, gourmands and intellectuals
spoke of it. Full-blown declarations of love can be found scattered over time, up to the twentieth century. For example, the writer, Giovannino Guareschi, who seems to have understood everything, not just about Parmigiano, but also about our land itself: “If you observe the texture of Parmigiano under a very strong magnifying glass, it is revealed to be not just an unchanging mass of granules linked together into cheese but a panorama. It is an aerial photograph of Emilia taken from a height similar to that of the Eternal Father”.
The ageing process
The ageing process is crucial, as this is when Parmigiano changes character and transforms into that unique, universally coveted cheese. The minimum ageing process foresees 12 months but we sell from 18 to 120 months.
At 18 months, Parmigiano exudes youthful aromas with fresh fruit, grass, flower and milk nuances.After 24 months its aromas intensify and culminate in a perfect balance of sweet and savoury; a more pronounced crumbliness highlights the cheese’s characteristic grain.At 36 months and beyond, this crumbliness is further accentuated, accompanied by spicier flavours, where fresh fruit aromas give way to more intense dried fruit nuances.At 48 months he amazes for its flavor and for its crumbly and grainy texture. It melts in the mouth; it is tasty, sometimes with aromas reminiscent of dried fruit and a nutty aftertaste, those who taste it can only appreciate it. The paste is straw yellow and compact with numerous tyrosine granules.At 60 months Its friability is further increased, presenting an amber, grainy and mineralized paste. The taste is strong and very intense, but never spicy (as happens with other very mature cheeses). The typical aromas of younger maturations (milk, yogurt and hay) leave room for much more complex and marked, woody, smoky, spicy and citrus scents.At 72 months the color is amber, dry, extremely crumbly, with hints of cheese crust, spices, leather, dried fruit, tobacco, medium flavor, in combination with a fortified wine it manages to perfectly restore balance in the mouth.
EMILIA FOOD LOVE IS A LOVE STORY…
The love that binds us to this wonderful land, the land we want you to get acquainted with through products grown on our plains, our hills. EMILIA FOOD LOVE is about careful selection, a unique culinary experience which begins under the Emilian sun and makes its way to your table. It is a new way of travelling, of discovering flavours and the quality of products which we choose for you, with dedication and passion.
Item Weight : 2.2 Pounds
Manufacturer : EMILIA FOOD LOVE SELECTED WITH LOVE IN ITALY
ASIN : B0999RM1QL
The ageing process is crucial, as this is when Parmigiano changes character and transforms into that unique, universally coveted cheese. The minimum ageing process foresees 12 months but we sell from 18 to 120 months selections.
At 36 months and beyond, this crumbliness is further accentuated, accompanied by spicier flavours, where fresh fruit aromas give way to more intense dried fruit nuances.
Perfect to combine with our Aged Balsamic Vinegar DOP
Parmigiano Reggiano cheese is without additives and preservatives and naturally lactose-free. The absence of lactose is a natural consequence of the typical Parmigiano Reggiano cheese making process.
EMILIA FOOD LOVE guarantees of quality
DOP or PDO in English stay for PROTECTED DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN. It is assigned by the European Union to the name used to indicate a product that owes its characteristics to its place of origin, and its production, modification and processing occur within that geographical area (referred to by the name of the product itself and coinciding with a place, a region or a country).
Verification of compliance with the production specifications is done by impartial parties recognized by the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies.