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Parmigiano Reggiano – there’s no going back!

Once you buy a chunk of real parmesan cheese (Parmigiano Reggiano) from a good cheesemonger, there’s no going back to “shakey cheese” in a can – the real thing is so good! It makes my mouth water to think about the taste, and it has little crunchy bits in it (amino acids, I’m told) that give it a texture I love. I grated some on my leftover pasta with meatballs for my lunch today‚Ķ is it lunchtime yet? In October 2011 we will take our Tuscany tour to visit the cheesemaker in the hills outside of Modena who makes the (80-pound!) wheels that Zingerman’s carries. Zingerman’s experienced tasters pick the best cheeses, and care for them expertly in their cheese cave. -Jillian

Chunk of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.