See on Scoop.it - Good Things From Italy - Le Cose Buone d'Italia
Parmesan cheese is a type of hard cheese inspired by Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese from Parma, Italy. Its color is pale yellow; and it is popularly used as a seasoning added to dishes like spaghetti, Caesar salad and pizza.Inside the European Union, by law the term Parmesan may only be used to refer to Parmigiano-Reggiano itself; but elsewhere, in particular in the United States, the name has come to mean any of a number of similar Italian-style grating cheeses.Parmesan cheese is prized for its flavor, which is rich in umami sensations. Its use in home cooking throughout the Western world is generally as a condiment with other prepared food dishes, rather than being eaten by itself as in traditional European cheese plates.
See on everybodylovesitalian.com
via Tumblr http://bit.ly/1PCYrC3