All About Cheese

Brie & Strawberries

Selecting & Serving

In Italy, official Parmigiano-reggiano inspectors tap each wheel of cheese with a hammer to tell if the inside of the cheese is maturing.

When purchasing, look for hard, granular almost rock-like cheese with a dry surface and no cracks.  As a guide, the longer the cheese has been aged, the stronger and more balanced the flavour, and harder the texture

Although hard Italian-style cheeses are most often grated or shaved over a dish, they are also at home on a cheeseboard, as their robust flavour is wonderful with a glass of wine.

Store it right

Although it is acceptable to wrap hard cheeses in plastic wrap for short periods for home use, it’s best to store them by wrapping the cheese in greaseproof paper and over-wrapping with aluminium foil.

Make sure to replace the wrapping regularly.

Store in the fridge in a separate compartment or a large, sealed plastic container.