Type of Milk: Cow
Country of Origin: Netherlands
Notes: A marriage of creamy Gouda and nutty Parmesan
Parrano cheese is a cow milk cheese produced in the Netherlands. It tastes mild and nutty, combining salty and sweet flavors. It has a semi-firm texture and a smooth, golden colored paste. Made from pasteurized milk, Parrano is produced in 20-lb wheels and is aged for 5 months.
Combining the flavour of aged parmesan with a pliant texture, Parrano is marketed as an Italian-style cheese. However, Parrano is technically Gouda cheese, although its flavor is more pronounced than that of traditional Gouda. Parrano is a versatile cheese that is easy to shred, slice and melt. It is well suited for entertaining, cooking and snacking. Its flavor complements many different types of cuisine, especially Italian dishes.
Parrano won a gold medal at the 2006 World Championship Cheese Contest in Madison for ‘Best of class, Gouda.’ It was also first runner up for the World Champion Cheese Title.
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