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Parmigiano-Reggiano is a member of the Grana family of very hard Italian cheeses and it has been produced in small-size dairy farms for many hundreds of years. In the English-speaking world this famous cheese is generally known as Parmesan.
Parmesan cheese is made in squat drums which look rather like small beer barrels. The rind is a shiny golden brown color and has the name of the cheese printed allover it. The paste is a good straw-yellow color with a grainy, flaky, and brittle texture which hardens as the cheese matures. The maturation time is 24 months or more.
The cheese has a radial grain which makes it difficult to cut with a knife. Instead it is split open with a special wide-bladed tool and irregular pieces are broken off. The aroma of Parmesan is unmistakable. The flavor is wonderfully full and fruity with a salty tang. There are crunchy casein crystals and a lingering after taste. read more...
Browse our great selection of International Gourmet Raw Milk Cheese. A cheese is considered a raw milk cheese when the milk used to produce that cheese, prior to setting the curd, has not been heated above 104°F. According to FDA regulations raw milk cheeses must be aged for 60 days or longer at a temperature of not less than 35°F. Is raw-milk cheese safe, does it taste better – a debate that is not going away any time soon if ever. Some believe that raw milk cheese does taste better; that the complexity of the organisms naturally occurring in raw milk deepens the flavor; that pasteurized cheeses can't really approach that. Others believe that the risk of contamination is too great and that many pasteurized cheeses are excellent and often award-winning while competing head-to-head with their raw milk brothers. The debate rages among cheese gourmands; try some raw milk cheeses and let us know what you think by giving us your opinion in a product review.
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