Are You a Grand Master of Parmesan?
We're not the Parma police, but not knowing the truth behind one of our favorite cheeses seems like a crime. The folks at parmesan.com put together a quiz that tests your working knowledge of this delectable dairy. Think you're up to the challenge?
A statement attributed to the gastronome Massimo Alberini sums up the historical importance of Italy’s hard grating cheese: “It is, without doubt, the most typical Italian cheese, not only for its intrinsic value but, more important, for the contribution which it makes to the flavor and nutritive value of many dishes, from minestrone to pasta, from polenta to certain vegetables. [It] enriches without suffocating, gives vigor without overwhelming and, in particular, confers an Italian character to [each such dish].”
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