This is a cooked and unpressed, semi-fat, hard cheese made from raw cow's milk. The cheese is encased within a yellowish-golden and slightly oily rind on which the brand name Parmigiano Reggiano is stencilled in small dots.
This very flaky and highly soluble cheese is very finely grained and ranges in colour from ivory white to straw-yellow.
A chief feature of Parmigiano Reggiano is the presence of small white crystals which are indicative of the lengthy ripening period (on average 24 months).
The taste is delicate, fragrant and very savoury with a lactic and vegetal aroma.1kg
Also available in 2kg portions for £83.