Parmesan vs Parmigiano Reggiano
Though often used interchangeably in recipes and conversation, parmigiano reggiano is not the same as parmesan cheese. Parmigiano reggiano is made following a particular cheese-making process in a particular region of Northern Italy. By law, cheese can only be called parmigiano reggiano if it’s produced by set standards in this area. The rind of the cheese is actually labeled with parmegiano reggiano.
Parmesan cheese is a less expensive, less flavorful version of the real deal. It’s made in a similar manner as parmigiano reggiano, but not in the appropriate region in Italy or with the same recipe and procedure.
So in the battle of parmesan vs parmigiano reggiano, Parmigiano’s the winner in my book but pick your favorite based on flavor and cost.
You can use your parm or parmigiano reggiano in these tasty recipes:
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