Ingredients: standardized cow milk, starter culters of lactic-acid bacteria, milk-clotting enzyme of animal origin, calcium chloride, salt.
Nutritional value (per 100 g): fat 19 g, protein 40 g.
Energy value– 330 kcal/1380 kJ.
Fat in dry matter — 30%.
Shelf life – 60 days at a temperature of 0–6 °С and relative humidity 80–85 %.
The name "Parmesan" is often used generically for various simulations of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese named after the producing areas, which comprise the provinces of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Bologna (only the area to the west of the river Reno), Modena (all in Emilia-Romagna), and Mantua (in Lombardy, but only the area to the south of river Po), Italy.
“King of Cheeses” Parmigiano-Reggiano was born with just three ingredients (raw cow’s milk, salt and calf rennet) nearly a millennium ago. Parmigiano-Reggiano is loaded with protein, vitamins, phosphorus and calcium. Natural aging makes it easy digestion and develops a complexity of aromas and extraordinary flavors. Parmigiano-Reggiano ripens minimum 12 months. As a result of long aging, Parmigiano-Reggiano has intense aromas and flavors of fruit, nuts, butter and hay, and its high glutamate content produces a savory, flavor-enhancing quality. Parmigiano-Reggiano’s granular texture flakes easily when broken with the stubby, sharp-pointed “almond knife” traditionally used to break and cut the cheese. And those crunchy “cheese crystals” are desirable, a sign of long aging.
Russian parmesan is an alternative of Parmigiano-Reggiano. Our parmesan is made from pasteurized milk and ripens 12 months. It has very close hard texture and specific intense taste and aroma.
Good way to serve Russian parmesan is in room-temperature chunks, as a simple appetizer. It goes well with sliced pears and toasted hazelnuts, dates and walnuts or with good olive oil. A few drops of balsamic vinegar can enhance Russian Parmesan’s flavors without overwhelming them. This cheese can be a good choice for a recherché cheese platter and a delicious ingredient for different dishes. You can grate it over pasta dishes and salads; stir it into soups and risottos. Russian parmesan is an excellent healthy snack for childes and adults.