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Parmigiano Reggiano Recipe Contest Winners

What a thrill to see that so many of you share our passion for perfectly aged Parmigiano Reggiano!  You can bet that it was not an easy task to narrow down the six finalists from the more than 1,000 mouth-watering recipes entered in our contest. We hope you’ll agree that our top picks showcase the versatility of Parmigiano Reggiano and how creative you can be with this amazing cheese. Without further ado…congratulations to our winners:

Grand Prize:  Parmigiano Reggiano Crisps with Chocolate and Sea Salt

B. Estabrook of Rhinelander, WI Grated Parmigiano Reggiano and chopped almonds are combined and baked to make round crisps, then dipped in melted chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt for an incredible sweet-savory combo made from just five ingredients. This innovative recipe can be served as an appetizer or dessert with a glass of red wine or maybe even prosecco. Either way, your guests will be impressed! And we bet you can’t eat just one. First Place: Savory Parmigiano Reggiano Loaf with Pancetta, Sun-dried Tomatoes and Basil

J. Baron of Livonia, NY.

Second Place: Parmigiano Reggiano Ramekin Cheese Puffs

C. Kumpe of El Dorado, CA.

Third Place: Savory Cannoli con Parmigiano Reggiano

M. Anderson of Eagle, ID.

Fourth Place: Parmigiano Reggiano Blondies

T. Traynor of Winston-Salem, NC.

Fifth Place: Parmigiano Reggiano Grits with Corn and Vidalia Onion

K. Keegan of Memphis, TN.

Scroll through the other 1,000+ recipes and you’ll be amazed at all of the wonderful ways to eat Parmigiano Reggiano. Many thanks go to our panel of judges for taking time out of their busy schedules to sample the top Parmigiano Reggiano dishes and make the tough decisions. Some people have all the luck! Company-wide Wheel Cracking Event--February 27th, 3 p.m. EST cracking-knivesYou can be just as lucky. On February 27th we’ll cap off our month-long celebration of the “King of Cheese” with a company-wide Parmigiano Reggiano wheel cracking event. At exactly 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) cheesemongers in all of our stores will crack open wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano at the same time . We’re hoping to outdo our 2008 record of 300 Parmigiano Reggiano wheels opened simultaneously. Be there to witness the event and try Parmigiano Reggiano samples, recipe demonstrations, food pairings, wine tastings (where allowed) and more. In the meantime, go Behind the Rind and get to know more about the magnificent Parmigiano Reggiano with videos, recipes, cheese plate ideas and more.

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lai says …

it's good

Pamela Roach says …

This is quite different. I will have to try it myself. Chocolate and Parmigiano Reggiano.

Charmaine Krystal says …

Who'd have thought, I can't wait to try the grand prize recipe!

Elaine says …

you could put parmigiano reggiano on a shoe and it would taste great. I LOVE PARM CHEESE I put it on everything even my eggs in the morning.Delish..............on a salade, in meatballs, on anything i can possabily can, i eat the large pieces that don't get greated, it reminds me of when I was a little girl, growing up in the Italian home. Thank you. Elaine

Bl says …

Feb 27th? I just got this today march 3rd. No cheese cracking for me :-(

jsh says …

These sounded perfect so I made them. They looked spectacular, but they were NOT crispy! Soft and chewy defines it better. What did I do wrong?

says …

Did you try cooling them on a cooling rack before dipping them in chocolate? That'll help air circulate around them and give them a crisper rather than chewier texture.

jogre0011 says …

I am looking for Cannoli Shells, that can be ordered online. I prefer fresh. Thank you for your assistance in this inquiry.

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@JOGRE0011 - We do not currently ship any perishable products. You might be able to find a vendor online that can ship directly to you.