Full Disclosure: I am an ambassador of Parmigiano Reggiano October-December 2016 and received complimentary Parmigiano Reggiano. All opinions are my own.
We were curious on how the Parmigiano Reggiano flavor profile of a 14 month Parmesan would change based on some of our favorite spirits. We chose a sparkling Italian Cuvée, a mild rye and an IPA beer for the pairing. The flavor profile of a 14 month Parmesan has a hint of sweet and acid with citrus, banana and pineapple on the nose. Let\’s see what subtle changes happen with each pairing!
|Cuvee with Parmesan Pairing|
The Cuvée has enough acidity to compliment the fattiness of this amazing Parmesan and the slight sweetness compliments the saltiness. This was my favorite pairing as the two are a pleasant marriage of flavors.
|IPA Pairing with Parmesan|
The mouth feel of the Parmesan along with both the hops and aroma add an explosion of delightful flavors to the palate. This is a very pleasant pairing for hop enthusiasts.
We found rye to stand handsomely alongside this fairly young Parmigiano Reggiano.
Do you have a favorite pairing or recipe for Parmigiano Reggiano? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments of this post!