Long before I became a Parmesan Ambassador, I fell in love with the amazing taste and texture of the King of cheese. I absolutely love parmesan, but not all parmesan is true Parmigiano Reggiano. Read on to discover where true Parmigiano Reggiano cheese comes from, its ingredients and what to look for at your local store before buying. Plus, I’m sharing my super easy cheese plate idea that even kids will eat. 

 Parmigiano Reggiano cheese plate:

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This is a sponsored post on behalf Parmigiano Reggiano as part of their #ParmesanAmbassador program.  I received information to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. 

Where Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese is made: 

Parmigiano Reggiano cheese is made by a collective of farmers and producers in Italy. It’s produced exclusively in the provinces of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, and parts of the provinces of Mantua and Bologna, on the plains, hills, and mountains enclosed between the rivers Po and Reno. The word Parmesan means from Parma, so for the best tasting Parmesan, you’ll want cheese from this area. You can tell you are getting authentic Parmigiano Reggiano by looking for the dots on the rind like in my photo 

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How Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese is made: 

This Parmesan is made with just three ingredients of milk, salt, and rennet. That’s it! Oh and the eight centuries of cheese making experience! I’m sure the beautiful landscapes where the cows get to forage and eat the local grasses help them produce very high-quality milk, which is shared with nearly 400 cheese makers.  Parmigiano Reggiano is a true reflection of its place of origin and the art of generations and generations of cheese artisans.

Serve Parmigiano Reggiano cheese plate for any occasion:

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Most everyone probably has a shaker or bag or pre-grated parmesan in their fridge, but you don’t have to settle for that when you can just buy a wedge of Parmigiano Reggiano to cook or share with friends and family. I made this simple yet tasty cheese plate with just a few ingredients I had on hand and it was a crowd pleaser! 

You’ll need:

  • 1 wedge Parmigiano Reggiano cheese (thinly sliced)
  • 2 tart apples (like Fuji) thinly sliced
  • 2 small red grape clusters
  • 6-8 slices of Prosciutto rolled or pulled in half
  • 1 package specialty crackers

This truly is such a tasty appetizer or snack for family, but is pretty enough to serve to company as well. It’s easy and fun to set your cheese plate on the table and watch how everyone constructs their crackers. 

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I like putting the prosciutto on the bottom, then an apple wedge topped with a slice or two of yummy Parmigiano Reggiano cheese balanced on top so I get that yummy cheesy goodness first! And this is naturally lactose-free because of the long aging process so you can feel good about serving this to everyone. Plus, it’s a great source of protein and calcium. I invite you to stop by to learn all about the health properties of this parmesan here and learn where you can buy it and check out some recipes too.

Please share in comments: What's your favorite way to enjoy Parmigiano Reggiano cheese?

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