Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
The king of cheeses, one of the most prized cheeses in the World. Every time we crack into a new wheel it takes to a place and time the smell of a freshly cracked wheel reminds us of this aged old tradition of cheesemaking. A distinctive buttery aroma hints at the barrage of nutty sweetness and spice followed by a salt-caramel finish. This 80-pound wheel of cheese is made from raw, partially skimmed milk in Parma – thanks to strict D.O.P regulations. We choose 22-24-month wheels; any younger and we miss the intensity, any older and the salt and sandy texture overwhelm. Those white specks there are clusters of amino acids.