Known as the king of Italian cheeses, authentic Parmesan cheese is officially titled Parmigiano-Reggiano and produced exclusively in the Italian region of Emilia Romagna. The area’s strict cow-feeding regulations, ideal climate and soil and cheese-aging process, which averages at least two years, produces a distinctive cheese fit to wear the crown. Idaho’s perfect potato-growing conditions make its superior spuds an ideal match for the king of cheeses.
With a sharp, nutty flavor and creamy yet granular texture, Parmesan can add richness and depth to a variety of potato dishes. For a super side, try the West Town Tavern Potato Chips with Parmesan, Rosemary, Balsamic Syrup and White Truffle Oil. For an impressive entrée, the swoon-worthy Parmesan Soufflé “Mashed Potatoes” will instantly make mouths water and for a lighter meal that’s full of flavor and presents beautifully, try the Idaho® Potato Flatbread Veggie Salad. Mangia bene!