Anyway, back to the cheese! A few Parmesan facts for you ......
1. The minimum age of the cheese is 12 months but the average is aged for 24 months.
2. It takes 14 litres of milk to make 1 kilo of the cheese.
3. 40 kilos is the weight of a wheel of Parmesan.
4. It takes 550 litres of milk to make a whole wheel of Parmesan.
All of the food we ate had Parmesan cheese as an ingredient. To start as we assembled ourselves we were offered a glass of Prosecco and some tantalizing nibbles. These were made for our arrival to be enjoyed with a glass of Prosecco while we waited for everyone to arrive. Parmigiano Reggiano & Wild Mushroom Risotto Balls, Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Straws Wrapped in Parma Ham and Parmigiano Reggiano and Rosemary Shortbread - all delicious!
The King of Cheese is really versatile working well in savoury dishes as well as sweet ones. We had a really good time discovering new recipes to use Parmigiano Reggiano cheese in. All of the recipes were developed by Bridget Colvin, Home Economist and Chef.
I was not required to write a positive account of our time. As usual all photos and opinions are my own.