Do you like your Parmesan sliced, shaved or grated? Whichever way you prefer, Parmesan is one of the most widely used cheeses around the world. Parmesan cheese is incredibly versatile, finding uses in everything from soups to pastas to desserts. Hailing from the Parma-Reggio region of Italy, the origins of this cheese date back to 1254, nearly 900 years ago! The process of making Parm is extensive. Unlike other cheeses like goat cheese and feta cheese, Parmesan has a long shelf life and requires the best quality in milk to complete the final outcome.
If you’re in the mood to satisfy your savoury tooth, try out these nine delicious Parmesan cheese recipes for your next meal.
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Brothy, Herbaceous White Beans
Garlicky, herbaceous and cheesy! This simple white bean recipe calls for all the herbs in your garden, with the added bite of rich Parmesan cheese. If you’ve never had Parm with your beans before, this is your sign to start.
Spaghetti Puttanesca with Cauliflower
Spaghetti with Parmesan is a classic combination redone time and time again. Our spin on a puttanesca includes the delicious umami flavours of Parmesan, with the added crunch of roasted cauliflower and tomatoes – making for a new and improved take on the classic combo.
Garlic Parmesan Twists
Buttery and delicious, who doesn’t love brioche bread? Now imagine that with a garlic-Parmesan twist! Anna Olsen expertly uses the beloved cheese in this snackable delight perfect for any family gathering.
Crispy Air Fryer Parmesan Brussels Sprouts
You might not be a fan of Brussels sprouts, but wait until you’ve tried this crispy and cheesy recipe. The air fryer makes for a quick and easy cook, while the Parm adds a little extra kick to the dish. We recommend adding fresh pancetta or crispy guanciale for some extra flavour.
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Stop throwing out your Parmesan rinds! We’ve cracked the cheese code in taking our favourite flavours of Parmesan to the next level: By creating a broth out of your leftover rinds, you’ll be able to make the most delicious and savoury soups ever.
Air Fryer Eggplant Parmesan
An old classic made easy, this Eggplant Parmesan is simply delicious. Our favourite part about this recipe is that it doesn’t skimp out on how much Parmesan you add. Whether you add a pinch or a mountain, those flavours will always shine through.
Caramelized Onion Risotto
Date night just got better with this sweet and savoury risotto. The combination of textures and flavours between the goat cheese and Parmesan cheese is simply genius. If you’re looking to impress your date, this is the recipe you need to make.
Chicken Caesar Salad Burger
If you love burgers and Caesar salad, you’re going to love this mashup of the two famous favourites. The umami rich flavours of Parmesan are blended to silky perfection in the Caesar salad sauce, combined with the crunch from the chicken – it is simply chef’s kiss.
Vegetarian, Gluten-Free Eggplant Parm Dip
Boring game night dips step aside, we have a new player in town. This eggplant parm dip is out-of-this-world flavourful and the perfect crowd-pleaser for any big house party you might be planning.
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