parmigiano cheese

Parmigiano-Reggiano or Parmesan (, Italian: [parmiˈdʒaːno redˈdʒaːno]) is an Italian hard, granular cheese. In the European Economic Area, the name "Parmesan" is legally defined as PDO Parmigiano-Reggiano, though it is often used outside Europe for similar non-PDO cheeses.

It is named after the producing areas, the provinces of Parma, Reggio Emilia, the part of Bologna west of the Reno, and Modena (all in Emilia-Romagna); and the part of Mantua (Lombardy) south of the Po. Both "Parmigiano-Reggiano" and "Parmesan" are protected designations of origin (PDO) for cheeses produced in these provinces under Italian and European law. Parmigiano is the Italian adjective for Parma and Reggiano that for Reggio Emilia. Outside the EU, the name "Parmesan" can legally be used for similar cheeses, with only the full Italian name unambiguously referring to PDO Parmigiano-Reggiano.
It has been called the "King of Cheeses" and a "practically perfect food".

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    Packaged Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese

    Packaged Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese
  3. Hemulen

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  4. MypinchofItaly

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  5. MypinchofItaly

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    Cheddar-Parmigiano Puff Pastry Rolls.jpeg

  7. MypinchofItaly

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    Courgettes stuffed with Tuna, Parmigiano and Cheddar.jpeg

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    Courgettes stuffed with Tuna, Parmigiano and Cheddar stuffed.jpeg

  10. flyinglentris

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  11. medtran49

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  12. medtran49

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  17. Hemulen

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  18. MypinchofItaly

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    Parmigiano and Oregano Fried Potato Skins.jpeg

  20. medtran49

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