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Grate your own cheese
Whether it’s Grana Padano, Parmigiano- Reggiano, or Pecorino Romano, I always buy my fresh cheese in...
 
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December 12, 2014
Grate your own cheese

Whether it’s Grana Padano, Parmigiano- Reggiano, or Pecorino Romano, I always buy my fresh cheese in a chunk at the store rather than already grated. I like to grate my cheese as close as possible to when I plan on serving my dish. I add freshly grated cheese to the pot on the fire right before serving. When I have grated all I can get out of that piece of cheese, I always save the rinds and plop them into my soups and sauces. This imparts a delicious depth of flavor.