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Parmigiano Reggiano Broth

Parmigiano Reggiano Broth

It's officially soup season! This savory broth is the perfect base for vegetarian soups and stews and the ideal way to use up your Parmigiano Reggiano rinds. Store pieces of leftover Parmigiano Reggiano rind in a plastic bag in your freezer until you are ready to use them.


  • Olive Oil
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 fennel bulb chopped*
  • 1 Parmigiano Reggiano rind
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ teaspoons thyme
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorns whole, black or white
  • ½ parsley bunch stems and leaves


  • ►Heat 2 to 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large soup pot. Add onion, garlic, and fennel. Cook over medium heat until the vegetables are soft and beginning to brown (HINT: the more caramelized the vegetables, the deeper the flavor of the broth).
  • ►Add 2 quarts of water and remaining ingredients. Allow to simmer for at least an hour and then strain. Dice up the gooey rind and drop it in soup for little bites of yum.


*a leek can be substituted.

This recipe is sponsored by the Consorzio Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Consorzio Parmigiano-Reggiano

The Consorzio for Parmigiano Reggiano is dedicated to educating cheese lovers around the world on why this historic, 900 year-old Italian cheese, made with only three ingredients, raw milk, salt, and rennet, is the undisputed King!

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