Half wheel Parmesan cheese to make pasta | 19kgFrom €265,00 per 19 kg
Pasta from a cheese wheel (Pasta alla ruota) is a dish that is made fresh at the table. You may have seen it at the better Italian restaurants. This dish is every cheese lover’s dream. You make it by slathering freshly cooked warm pasta through the inside of a Parmesan wheel. This will melt the cheese. Sometimes a dash of alcohol is thrown in and the whole thing is set on fire so that the cheese melts well.
Our cheese master has already cut the wheel in half so that you can get started right away.
Half wheel of Parmesan cheese to make pasta
This delicious Grana Padano comes from Northern Italy, the home of Parmesan cheese. It is one of the most famous cheeses in the world! Real Parmesan must meet strict requirements before it gets its quality mark. No less than 17 liters of cow’s milk is needed to make 1 kg of cheese . Delicious on pasta or pizza.
After all, it is best to buy Grana Padano at the Dutch cheese house. We have the best quality and the best price. This is because we buy in bulk and drive up and down with our own truck to the factory in Italy.
Do you really want to know everything about Parmesan cheese before you start ordering Grana Padano? Read our blog about this Italian gold here.
Grana Padano Parmesan cheese is the most famous cheese in the world
Cheese is loved all over the world, and of all these cheeses, Grana Padano Parmesan is the most famous. It must be admitted that the mozzarella cheese follows on its heels. Italy is and remains the grand master of cheese making . Parmesan cheese is to the Italian what old cheese is to the Dutch. Parmesan cheese goes over everything , pizza, pasta, salad, carpaccio or just out of hand.
Wherever you are in the world, they know what Parmesan cheese is!
Real Italian Parmesan Cheese
The fact that the cheese is so popular also brings problems. Just like Gouda cheese , this cheese has to do with many counterfeit products. Real Parmesan is made in Italy according to strict rules .
Many cheese producers are jealous of this success and make cheese that resembles it. This could just be the grated cheese you sprinkle over your pasta. At the Hollandskaashuis you can be sure that you are buying real Italian Parmesan cheese. We regularly visit the production location of our cheese. This is in the countryside, near the city of Verona.
This city is known because the story of Romeo and Juliet took place there. In this production location, the milk is mixed with the rennet in huge copper tanks . It takes 17 liters of milk for one kilo of cheese. A whole wheel (this is another name for a whole cheese) is 38 kilograms.
So 646 liters of milk are needed for 1 wheel.
The seal of approval “Consorzio Tutela Grana Padano”
The name “Grana Padano Parmesan” comes from the Italian word Grana, which refers to its crumbly texture . Padano refers to the Italian region of Padania. This cheese is protected by the “Consorzio Tutela Grana Padano”. This organization ensures that all cheeses are made according to their traditional guidelines . Only then will the cheese receive the Grana Padano certificate.
Inspectors from this organization can visit the producers at any time and take a sample . If the cheese does not meet the top requirements , the entire batch will be rejected. Because the requirements are so high, this happens regularly. The cheese is then not thrown away but sold as unbranded Parmesan cheese or, for example, processed in ready meals. Otherwise it would be a waste of all the effort that went into it.
As mentioned, at the Hollandskaashuis you can be sure that you always buy Parmesan cheese with this quality mark. So start buying Parmesan cheese online now in our online webshop!
Grana padano (aged 14 months), Reggiano (24 baskets matured)