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Parmesan Cheese

Wisconsin Parmesan

Widely considered to be the king of Italian-style cheeses, Parmesan is added to many dishes to enhance flavor. Parmesan's flavor intensifies with age. While commonly grated and melted into food, Parmesan also works well as a table cheese. Wisconsin cheesemakers lead the U.S. in production of award-winning Parmesans.


Buttery, sweet, and nutty. Intensifies with age.

Goes Well With:

Crackers, grapes, figs, plums, honey, walnuts, olives, and balsamic vinegar.

Pairs Well With:

Brandy, Chardonnay, Chianti, Madeira, Merlot, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, and Scotch.

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