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Parmesan, parmigiano-reggiano cheese, grated

About the ingredient Parmesan cheese. Including 2,578 recipes with Parmesan cheese, nutrition data, photos, and where to find it.

 

What is Parmesan cheese?

Parmesan cheese (parmigiano-reggiano) is an iconic hard cheese originally from Italy, widely used and produced around the world. In Europe, Parmesan cheese is a protected cheese, meaning that only cheeses made in a certain way in a certain area of Italy can be labeled as Parmesan cheese.

In most of Europe, Parmesan cheese is referred to by its Italian name: Parmigiano-Reggiano, a reference to the regions in which the cheese is produced. The cheese is traditionally made by mixing whole morning milk with skimmed milk from the previous evening. The milk is heated and mixed with rennet to form curds, which are pressed in a cheese mold.

True Parmesan cheese is molded with a stencil, indicating where and when it was made. The cheese is soaked in a brine bath and then aged for a minimum of two years before being graded for sale.

grated parmesan cheese

Another well known export of the region is Parma ham. The pigs are usually fed the discarded whey from the Parmesan cheese manufacturing process, and this is said to create a distinct flavor in the meat. The curing process for true Parma ham is also protected, along with many other regional Italian foods. Some import stores specialize in importing protected Italian foods for consumers outside of Europe who wouldlike to be assured the genuine article.

Real Parmesan cheese is a hard yellowish cheese which breaks in a sliver-like pattern. The dense cheese has large grains in it which can easily be seen with the naked eyes. When testing a wedge of Parmesan cheese, the marks from the Parmigiano-Reggiano stencil will also be able to be seen, and you should be able to see which dairy made the cheese, and when. A reputable importer will cut a sliver for consumers to taste before packaging the cheese for sale, and may offer tastes of several wheels of Parmesan cheese so that the best flavor can be identified.

Grocery stores around the world also carry cheese made in the Parmesan style outside of Italy. Some of these cheeses rival true Parmigiano-Reggiano for flavor and texture, while others are of a somewhat lesser quality. If possible, obtain Parmesan cheese in a whole wedge, rather than pre-grated, as the wedge will hold flavor and texture better, and the cheese will not be as dry when it is used.

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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size cup (100g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 431Calories from Fat 257
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 28.6g 44%
Saturated Fat 17.3g 87%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 1529mg 64%
Total Carbohydrate 4.1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0.9
Protein 38.5g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 111% Iron 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Parmesan cheese is usually found in the cheeses section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Parmesan, parmigiano-reggiano cheese, grated is a member of the Dairy and Egg Products US Department of Agriculture nutritional food group.

How much does Parmesan cheese weigh?

Amount Weight
1 cup 100 grams
1 tbsp 5 grams
1 ounce 28 grams

Dairy and Egg Products

In Chinese:巴马干酪,帕马森干酪芝士,磨碎
British (UK) term:
en français:fromage parmesan
en español:queso parmesano

Recipes using Parmesan cheese

There are 2578 recipes that contain this ingredient.

Sage and Walnut Pesto Pasta

Sage & Walnut Pesto Pasta

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Sage and parsley bring herbal, earthy, and outdoorsy notes to the forefront, walnuts bring meaty richness, and Parmesan brings home the umami. This simple recipe is all about technique. The pesto then coats the pasta dreamily. Best of all, it's super simple and quick to plate.

Root Vegetables with Parmesan Cookies

Root Vegetables with Parmesan Cookies

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Root Vegetables with Parmesan Cookies

Best Rosemary-Olive Focaccia

Best Rosemary-Olive Focaccia

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Best Rosemary-Olive Focaccia recipe

Mama Delilah's Pasta Primavera

Mama Delilah's Pasta Primavera

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Hearty and zesty, this is my favorite pasta to make. It's a little bit of work, but comes out as stunning visually as it tastes. Definitely worth the effort. Enjoy!!!

Easy Parmesan Meatballs

Easy Parmesan Meatballs

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Easy Parmesan Meatballs recipe

Spinach, Sun-dried Tomato, Parmesan & Pine Nut Pasta Salad

Spinach, Sun-dried Tomato, Parmesan & Pine Nut Pasta Salad

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Fresh spring spinach simply dressed with olive oil and umami-packed ingredients like sun-dried tomatoes, Parmesan and pine nuts with pasta to make it a simple yet sophisticated picnic friendly salad.

Very Cheesy Casserole

Very Cheesy Casserole

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Packed with healthy whole-grain and cheesy goodness. 3 cheeses, feta, cottage and parmesan cheese plus beans and brown rice. This hearty casserole is tastes great and is loaded with nutritious healthful ingredients.

Cheesy Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms

Cheesy Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms

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A cheesy and scrumptious side dish that goes perfect with mashed potatoes or any pasta dish.

Olive and White Mushroom Soup with 3-colors Fusilli

Olive & White Mushroom Soup with 3-colors Fusilli

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Once upon a time I was reading a magazine article about good cooking. The journalist tried to convince me not to use some combinations of ingredients. One of the "banned" combinations mentioned was green and black olives. And so this soup was born to enjoy me.

Santoreggia Rosso Sauce (Savory Red Sauce)

Santoreggia Rosso Sauce (Savory Red Sauce)

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My family loves Italian food so I created this recipe to fit our tastes of a savory marinara sauce that is great over pasta, in lasagna, on pizza and as a dipping sauce. We love it over cooked spaghetti squash. You can make it with the meatballs or leave them out. It very freezes well.

Garlic and Parmesan Popcorn

Garlic & Parmesan Popcorn

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Pop that popcorn with fresh garlic and dress with parmesan for a garlicky cheesy twist on a quick and easy healthy snack.

Best Meatballs and Spaghetti Sauce

Best Meatballs & Spaghetti Sauce

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Chorizo Sausages with Pickled Mushrooms and Romesco Sauce

Chorizo Sausages with Pickled Mushrooms & Romesco Sauce

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Grilled chorizo sausages are topped with refreshing picked mushrooms and nutty, flavorful romesco sauce.

Kohl's Meatballs and Gravy

Kohl's Meatballs & Gravy

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Kohl's Meatballs and Gravy recipe

Zesty Meatball Sandwiches- Crock Pot

Zesty Meatball Sandwiches- Crock Pot

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Try something different for lunch with this scrumptious dish you can use to make amazing sandwiches.

Caramelized Onion, Mushroom and Garlic Oil Flatbread

Caramelized Onion, Mushroom & Garlic Oil Flatbread

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The pizza dough is brushed with garlic perfumed olive oil, topped with caramelized onions, mushrooms, sweet bell pepper and pineapples. It's easy and packed with yumminess. Use a whole wheat pizza dough to make it even healthier.

Whitby Queen Scallops - Deliciouslyorkshire

Whitby Queen Scallops - Deliciouslyorkshire

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Restaurant and bistro Green’s of Whitby source and promote the very best of foods from the surrounding area. Situated in the busy fishing harbour of Whitby, Rob chooses seafood fresh from the quayside every morning, recently winning one of the food industry’s most coveted awards; Seafood Chef of the Year. Prime local meats and game are also a speciality. The abundance of fresh produce means that the menu changes frequently to offer the best of the day.

Mater Chef Caesar salad

Mater Chef Caesar salad

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Caesar salad is delicious and can successfully be combined with such accompaniments as grilled chicken, steak, and shrimp. Here's the recipe I use.

Risotto with Chicken Livers, Citrus Zest and Duck Breast

Risotto with Chicken Livers, Citrus Zest & Duck Breast

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Mouth watering citrus chicken liver risotto.

Parmesan Chicken Nuggets (Air-fryer or oven)

Parmesan Chicken Nuggets (Air-fryer or oven)

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These air-fryer (or oven baked) chicken nuggets are a delightful and tasty twist on traditional chicken nuggets. These bite-sized wonders are coated with a crispy, flavorful layer of Parmesan cheese and other seasonings, giving them an umami boost and delicious taste that sets them asunder from their traditional counterparts.

Eggs with Peppers and Tomato Cream

Eggs with Peppers & Tomato Cream

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The flavor, texture and nutrients were all well balanced. Made these for breakfast today, it was very tasty, and certainly gave us enough good energies to start the day.

Vegan Sour Cream-Eggplant Meatballs

Vegan Sour Cream-Eggplant Meatballs

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Moist and Delicious These Vegan Sour Cream-Eggplant Meatballs Are Great Tasting In My Homemade Sauce!! ..Topped Over A Bed Of Spaghetti Pasta!

Breakfast Broccoli Bread Pudding

Breakfast Broccoli Bread Pudding

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Make this light yet delicious savoury bread pudding before you go to bed. Then put it in the oven when you get up next day. You breakfast will be ready while you are enjoying your morning coffee.

Parmesan Mashed Potatoes (Puree Con Parmigiano)

Parmesan Mashed Potatoes (Puree Con Parmigiano)

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Parmesan Mashed Potatoes (Puree Con Parmigiano) recipe

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