Don’t write this one off because of its omnipresence or because the name conjures an unfortunate image of “parmesan” sprinkled over something fast and cheap—our parmigiano is the real deal. Since 1855, the Cravero family (Giorgio, Giacamo, Giorgio, Giacamo, Giorgio, in that order) has been hand-selecting and aging wheels of Parmigiano that are so good, you could eat a hunk of one like an apple.
That being said, its addition to any dish, whether it be a heartwarming lasagna or a fresh summer salad, will lend both richness and depth of flavor. Despite its age, there is a creamy mouthfeel to this parm, with fine crystals that punctuate each warm, toasty, bright, mature bite. Sometimes it is peppery like arugula; occasionally its fruity sweetness rivals that of a pineapple. You’ll have to try it yourself and see!
Country/Region: Reggio-Emilia, Italy
Style: Grana, Pressed
Milk Type: Raw Cow's Milk
Age: 18-20 months