Imported from Italy and produced from the Traditional Red Cow of Parma.
- Parmigiano Reggiano “Vacche Rosse”
- Red Cow Parmesan
- 1 – Approx. 8 Oz. piece
I am a huge fan of Parmigiano Reggiano after wxpweiwncing this dairy wonder in England in its finest three-year-old state. I was delighted to find this cheese offered by igourmet and ordered it for a friend for Christnma along with an Argentine “reggiano” and a collection of SPanish cheeses. The latter are pictured in a black gift pack in their listing, but arrived in a foam cooler. I had to find a suitable presentation package. WHile the quality of the Spanush cheeses was excellent, The description of the Argentine product was really lacking. It in no way resembled Italian PR or grana padano, but rather a nice Gruyere with a nutty and pleasant flavor very suitable for a fondue. It was not a hard grating cheese as expected, eityher. As for the much anticipated very old Parmigianno Reggiano, it was poorly cut with a large proportion of rind. For $25.00 a pound, they could have done a LOT better! It was otherwise the superb product I had so enjoyed in England. I would add that theeir aged Gouda bears little resemblance in the photo to what I had in ENgland- that cheese was deep amber, waxy in consistency and very intensely aromatic and fruity/ketotic in flavor. Overall, I was disappointed with my purchase, rating the experience a very mediocre one.
ContessaAshley Falls, MA