Where would world's cuisine be without da #CHEESEofITALY
? Da world relies heavily on da#ARTISANCHEESES
produced in #Italy
. Most are familiar wt some of Italy's EVERYDAY cheeses, but there's SO MANY varieties of#ITALIANCHEESE
to be discovered, all wt an ABUNDANCE of #CULINARY
POSSIBILITIES. Italy is one of da most productive CHEESE REGIONS, wt well over 450 varieties...up to 600 many say. In RAW PRODUCTION it ranks1st!
developed cheese making to a science a craft & a high art. ROMAN #CHEESEMAKERS
were skilled #ARTISANS
who developed many types of cheese we still see today, da 1st to develop techniques for aging & storing cheese for long periods...; IN #PARMIGGIANO
ALONE THERE'S SEVERAL VARIETIES- - PARMIGIANO REGGIANO SOLO DI BRUNA - Parmigiano Reggiano is clearly da most popular girl at school, &#SOLOdiBRUNA
possibly holds da honors of both PROMQUEEN & VALEDICTORIAN. About 365 producers in #Emilia
-Romagna have their hands in this awsome CHEESE POT - made frm milk of solely ITALIAN BROWN COWS - #SOLOdiBRUNAraw
afternoon milking that's left overnight, allowing it's cream to rise to da top allowing complex flavors to develop. This complexity grows through 24 months of aging, resulting in a PARMIGIANO that is classic & unfailing; PARMIGIANO REGGIANO VACCHE ROSSE - possibly da one of da consistently MOST DELICIOUS PARMIGIANO REGGIANO's - It’s all about da RED COWS,#VACCHEROSSE
. An ancient breed frm Emilia-Romagna, possibly da best cheese cows in Italy. In 568 AD, da#Lombards
invaded Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region,& brought #RedCow
wt them. In da1200s, #BENEDICTINE
MONKS used milk frm #VACCHEROSSE
' to make#PARMIGIANO
REGGIANO. By da1980s, these Red Cows, numbered 450. Breeders created da
CONSORZIO VACCHE ROSSE in 91 to make #PARMIGIANOREGGIANO
as da monks did wt only #REDCOWS
milk. Now 3,000 are milked in 25 area farms. RED COW's milk is fattier & makes a cheese that’s harder & less creamy, yellower & more intense.These are a difficult breed to manage—it’s not a FRIENDLY 🐄!
aged 60months is possible da most precious cheese in da market...