Thursday, July 14, 2011

Tiny Tidbits: Parmesan Cheese Rinds

Hi Everyone!

I love all different types of cheeses, but there's one cheese I always have in my fridge. Parmigiano Reggiano (Parmesan) is a hard, Italian cheese that is salty, yet with a delicate flavor. I love it! I use it in almost all of my dinners and soups because it's very delicious and versatile. Parmigiano Reggiano is made in large wheels that weigh about 90 pounds, but you can buy chunks of it. You'll notice that there is a very hard part of it with words engraved in it. Do not eat this part! This part is the rind, which is the outer covering of the cheese. Even though you shouldn't eat it, do NOT throw it out. Pop it in a small ziploc and put it into the freezer until the next time you make some minestrone soup (or any other soup). While your soup is cooking, throw the rind into the soup. It will infuse the soup with a nutty, savory flavor that is really delicious.

Thanks for reading!
Lizzie Marie

No comments:

Post a Comment