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Parmigiano Reggiano event with Gennaro Contaldo

I just LOVE Italian food and chefs so when I won the competition via Parmigiano Reggiano to learn how to cook Italian dishes via Gennaro Contaldo and eat Parmigiano Reggiano within London’s Eataly it was a dream come true.

Parmigiano Reggiano even though it comes from Italy is used all over the world as it is a very famous, popular and very tasty cheese. It is believed that Parmigiano Reggiano was produced back as far as 1254 by Benedictine monks, whom lived in Parma Reggio region of Italy. They created the cheese when they needed to find a way to extend the shelf-life of the large quantity of milk they were producing from their cattle.

As this was a very special event to flagship about Parmigiano Reggiano, Gennaro Contaldo a very well known Italian chef was bought in to talk us through about this wonderful cheese, and teach us a few tasty recipes using Parmigiano Reggiano.

Parmigiano Reggiano

Parmigiano Reggiano is an aged cheese which comes from Italy’s region of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, Mantua and Bologna. Only using certain approved ingredients.

Watch how Parmigiano Reggiano is made:

Simply it’s made from milk which is poured into the traditional upturned bell-shaped copper vats which then naturally coagulates with the addition of rennet and a whey starter, rich in starter cultures. Then cooked, skimmed and wrapped in linen cloth.

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