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Old 10-13-2013, 07:06 PM   #1
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A substitute for Parmesan?

I recently moved to Lisbon but couldn't find Parmesan today after visiting two supermarkets and a specialty cheese store.

I want to make garlic mashed potatoes and add half and half and parmesan.

Any ideas on what I might use instead?

Michael

*Many herbs and spices are available here but some that I thought would be easy to find aren't, but there are some nice new ones, for me, anyway.

I like the malaguetas :-)

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Old 10-13-2013, 07:37 PM   #2
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I think Gruyere would be great in that dish. Other good choices are Grana Padano, Asiago, Romano, and Reggianito. (Reggianito is made in Argentina).
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:00 PM   #3
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Pecorino Romano
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Pecorino Romano
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:27 PM   #5
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I think Gruyere would be great in that dish. Other good choices are Grana Padano, Asiago, Romano, and Reggianito. (Reggianito is made in Argentina).
EXCELLANT suggestions. They'd all work well. As would Comte
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The stuff in the green can.
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:18 AM   #7
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I would use any locally made dry stinky cheese I could find.

When in Lisbon do as the Lisboetas do, or was that Rome?
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Old 10-19-2013, 02:10 PM   #8
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Pecorino Romano is a great idea.
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I would use any locally made dry stinky cheese I could find.

When in Lisbon do as the Lisboetas do, or was that Rome?
I think this sounds like a good idea. If Parmesan isn't available, I have my doubts about the availability of Pecorino Romano.
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Old 10-19-2013, 07:21 PM   #10
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I think this sounds like a good idea. If Parmesan isn't available, I have my doubts about the availability of Pecorino Romano.
The local cheeses are soft ones so I will try it find either Pecorino Romano or Grana Padana but if I can't find Parmesan I'm not sure that I will find either of them either.

Somebody recently told me that there is a place that is just a 15 minutes bus ride away that has Parmesan, tarragon and Dijon that I also want.

So it might be time to take the bus ..
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