In this episode I talk about parmigiano reggiano, a King of Cheeses which could be called Italy’s champagne.
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The episode includes:
- Introduction to parmigiano reggiano
- Difference between parmigiano reggiano and parmesan
- Grana padano
- Requirements of the cheese
- Characteristics of the cheese
- How the cheese is made
- When the cheese was invented and by whom
- First historical reference to the cheese
- Boccaccio’s Decameron
- Pope Julius II and King Henry VIII
- The Duke of Parma and the first PDO
- Samuel Pepys
- How parmigiano reggiano is used in Italian cooking today
The parmigiano reggiano consortium
Salt of Salsomaggiore (in Italian)
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Hi Luca, all of your episodes are excellent, but this one was phenomenal! Thank you!