Parmesan Cheese

Product Weight:
8 oz.

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DeLallo Parmesan Cheese Block is a handcrafted cow’s milk cheese. Aged to perfection, our small-batch Parmesan boasts an irresistibly rich, nutty flavor with that iconic hard “grana” texture perfect for grating. rateable texture,  made in the style of the iconic Italian cheese. Feature on cheese boards and charcuterie plates or as an invaluable ingredient in your favorite recipes—from pasta and risotto to salads and soups.

Pair it up with a fruity Merlot or a bright Cabernet Sauvignon.

  • Iconic Italian-style cheese.
  • Nutty and rich with a mild sharpness.
  • Add a burst of flavor with just a sprinkling.
  • Exquisite entertaining cheese for cheese boards and charcuterie plates.

Kitchen and Usage Tips:

The rich and complex flavor of Parmesan Cheese makes it great for entertaining. Feature on cheese boards and charcuterie plates with cured meats and other classic Italian antipasti. Serve it with roasted nuts and fresh fruits like pears, apples and berries.

As a ready-to-use ingredient, shaved or grated Parmesan Cheese is an easy topping that adds a burst of flavor to pizzas, pasta dishes, risottos, salads, soups and more. Use it in recipes as a flavorful addition to sauces, breadings, stews, risottos, dips and baked pasta dishes.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What Is A Parmesan Cheese Block? Parmesan Cheese Block is a traditional style Parmesan that comes in a block, so that you may shave or grate it as needed. Parmesan Cheese is the domestic (or American) version of the Italian Parmigiano-Reggiano. It is a hard, pale yellow cheese made from skimmed cow’s milk. It is best known for topping off pastas, soups and salads.

What Does A Parmesan Cheese Block Taste Like? Parmesan Cheese Block is rich, nutty and slightly sweet with a mild sharpness.

What Is The Texture Of A Parmesan Cheese Block? Parmesan is aged for a hard texture and low moisture content giving it a granular texture. These “grana” cheeses, as they are called in Italy, are great for grating and shaving.

How Long Does A Parmesan Cheese Block Last? If properly stored, Parmesan cheese has a long shelf life, about 2 months after opening. Be sure to check the expiration date on the cheese.

How Do I Store A Parmesan Cheese Block? Parmesan needs to be protected from moisture. Wrapping it too tightly in plastic will create condensation, so use parchment or wax paper, then place it in an airtight container and refrigerate. The airtight container will keep the cheese from taking on any refrigerator odors. We also recommend a crisper drawer.

What Is The Difference Between Parmesan And Parmesan-Reggiano? The biggest differences between Parmesan and Parmigiano-Reggiano are where they are made and the standards of production. Parmigiano-Reggiano is a highly regulated cheese from Italy. For a cheese to be called Parmigiano-Reggiano, it must follow certain standards, such as where it is made, how long it is aged and what ingredients are used. On the other hand, Parmesan is made in the U.S. with a similar style to Parmigiano-Reggiano, but without all the strict rules. It is similar in flavor and texture.

What Is The Difference Between A Parmesan Cheese Block And Grated Parmesan? Parmesan Cheese Block and Grated Parmesan are the same cheese. Grated Parmesan is grated and ready to use, where Parmesan Cheese Block comes in a wedge or black that can be grated or shaved as needed.

What Is A Parmesan Cheese Block Used For? Dazzle charcuterie plates and cheese boards with Parmesan Cheese Block. It pairs perfectly with other charcuterie and antipasto favorites like cured meats, olives, peppers and bruschetta. Parmesan is a great cheese for pairing with fresh fruits like berries, melon, apples and pears. Drizzle with Balsamic Glaze for a new dimension of flavor.

Shaved or grated, Parmesan is ready to top off salads, soups, risotto, pasta, pizza and more. Parmesan Cheese is also invaluable in the kitchen as an ingredient to be incorporated in sauces, breadings, stews, risottos, dips and baked pasta dishes.

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