One of the most distinguished foods from the region of Emilia-Romagna, which we're visiting this week, is Parmigiano-Reggiano, or Parmesan. This world-famous cheese was first made in the thirteenth century by Benedictine monks, as a way of extending the shelf life of the milk that their livestock were producing. With over 800 years of heritage in this region, it is no wonder that this hard Italian cheese now enjoys PDO protected origin status by law, elevating it to the ranks of other luxury goods like Champagne. This means it can only be produced in the region of Parma, from which the cheese gets its name, in Emilia-Romagna. The maturity of the flavour of Parmigiano-Reggiano, with nutty undertones and distinctive sharpness, makes it instantly recognisable. Whilst this delicacy is often sprinkled atop the finest pasta dishes, in this tribute to Emilia-Romagna we’ve made Parmigiano-Reggiano the focal point of this limited edition sauce.
In this dish, each strand of our fresh bucatini is coated in a sumptuous Parmigiano-Reggiano cream. The glorious flavour of the decadent sauce celebrates centuries of culinary tradition in Emilia Romagna, enjoining you to escape, if only for a moment, to this special region of Northern Italy. Ensconced in a cozy chalet in the Apennine Mountains, you can watch the flurry of snowflakes outside and relish the warmth of the fire within. Allow your imagination to take over as you dive into this special dish: it's food for the soul if we've ever experienced it...
Note: Please consume or freeze our pasta and sauces within 2 days of delivery.
Allergens in BOLD & CAPITALISED:
Durum WHEAT Semola, WHEAT Flour, EGG, Rice Flour
MILK, Parmesan Cheese (MILK, Salt, Rennet), Butter (MILK), WHEAT Flour
MILK, Salt, Rennet (Microbial Coagulant), EGG Lysozyme
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Calories per serving: 736kcal
Following nutritional information is per 100g:
- Energy 1016kJ
- Calories 243kcal
- Fat 7.1g
- Of which saturates 4.1g
- Carbohydrates 34.7g
- Of which sugars 3.5g
- Protein 9.9g
- Salt 0.2g