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Old 02-09-2008, 12:01 PM   #1
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Parmigiano Reggiano is NOT Parmesan

Just a little information about an Italian ingredient!
I know that it can sound silly, but I've read a lot of posts here, and noticed that there's a missunderstood between Parmigiano reggiano cheese and Parmesan.
They are NOT the same thing! AT ALL!
The original one is PARMIGIANO REGGIANO (Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano-Reggiano)
The other one is only a copy of worst quality.

If you want to eat healthier, just take a look at official site and you'll understand the difference!
Thanx, Simona

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Old 02-09-2008, 12:14 PM   #2
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Yes, I would readily agree with that statement. I'm quite picky when it comes to the separation of those 2 cheeses. Generally, for myself I go to Wegman's for the cheeses, they have the best amount and ability to get them.
Thank you for helping to inform
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Old 02-09-2008, 12:18 PM   #3
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Where's that powdered stuff Kraft puts out fit in?
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Old 02-09-2008, 12:31 PM   #4
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I don't think anyone here truly thinks they are the same. Some of the conversation, or implications in some of the recipes, may be if you can't find Parmigiano-Reggiano then Parmesan will work just fine. Some smaller area and/or more rural area grocery stores may not carry Parmigiano-Reggiano.
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Old 02-09-2008, 02:32 PM   #5
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Where's that powdered stuff Kraft puts out fit in?
It's way down on the totem pole They do have one that is real parmesan, but it's very different from the Italian. According to a recent Cook's Illustrated article, Italian Parm. Reg. is made from raw milk, the cows are pastured and have different microflora that affects flavor, the method of making cheese is different, and the cheese is aged for 24 months.

American parms. are usually made from pasteurized milk, the cows eat feed, and Kraft is aged only 10 months.
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Old 02-09-2008, 02:49 PM   #6
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One of the first things I learned in cooking classes was how fabulous Parmigiano Reggiano is! I don't eat much cheese, but this is my favorite!
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Old 02-09-2008, 02:57 PM   #7
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Where's that powdered stuff Kraft puts out fit in?
It's superb for modeling holiday figurines. Just mix with water and a little bit of Elmer's glue and pour into molds.
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Where's that powdered stuff Kraft puts out fit in?

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Old 02-09-2008, 03:06 PM   #9
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I was briefly trying to find different parmesan cheese the other day.... to errr... replace the green tube in my fridge door not that I use it a lot
Anyway, I noticed Kraft had either some different stuff out, or different packaging that is clear for their old product. I didn't spend that much time looking cuz I was in a hurry, but if I had seen the "good, authentic stuff" I would have picked some up.
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It's superb for modeling holiday figurines. Just mix with water and a little bit of Elmer's glue and pour into molds.
I just fell off the sofa laughing!!!!!
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