Whether you prefer it finely grated or shaved, a sprinkle or handful of parmesan cheese can transform any meal. Parmesan adds a burst of flavour to a simple salad or is the perfect finishing touch to any pasta dish.
Parmesan comes in different flavour intensities from a medium-strength to an extra sharp more matured parmesan. If you like your cheese with extra bite, reach for a Romano cheese. It’s similar in style to parmesan but adds a full-flavoured punch to your dish.
Have a look at the following ways with parmesan cheese, including easy midweek meals and fabulous entertaining ideas.
Cauliflower pizza with pesto, summer veggies and ricotta
Not only is parmesan cheese great on top of pizza, it also works as a delicious ingredient within a pizza base. Like this cauliflower pizza base, parmesan is used as a binding agent but also adds that strong, sharp flavour. This cauliflower base is also a great lower-carb option.
Sun dried tomato and parmesan crumbed chicken strips
A parmesan crumb adds delicious flavour and crunchy coating to meats and veg. These easy sun-dried tomato and parmesan crumbed chicken strips make for a great midweek dinner idea.
Chargrilled asparagus and tomato fettuccine with king prawns and lemon herb butter
A sprinkle or handful of parmesan on top of pasta is a necessity. Just a touch of parmesan will transform the simplest of dishes, no matter if your using a milder or stronger variety. Enjoy parmesan on top of this chargrilled asparagus and tomato fettuccine with king prawns and lemon herb butter.
Garlic and parmesan bread
There is no better side dish than garlic bread. Enjoy this garlic bread with parmesan for extra deliciousness.
Roasted beetroot, grilled chicken and grain salad
Complete this roasted beetroot, grilled chicken and grain salad with a sprinkle of shaved parmesan. The strong flavour of parmesan works beautifully with the milder flavours of the salad.
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