Made from part skim milk and aged over 10 months, this naturally low-fat, hard cheese is typically grated or shredded over pasta, rice, soups and salads. Its rich, sweet nutty flavor also makes it perfect for sauces, snacks and desserts.
Here are a few tips:
-Stir the Parmesan into mashed potatoes for extra flavor.
-Top fresh asparagus with Parmesan and butter, then bake.
-Add grilled chicken and fresh spinach leaves to hot pasta, then sprinkle with grated Parmesan.
-Grill portobello mushroom caps until soft. Sprinkle with shredded Parmesan and broil until cheese is melted.
-Serve cubes of Parmesan with fresh grapes, fresh strawberries, dried figs and walnuts for an appetizer or light dessert.