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  • Made from pasteurized cow's milk

  • Country of origin: Netherlands

  • Region: Het Groene Hart

  • Family: Gouda

  • Type: hard, artisan

  • Texture: creamy, firm, open and smooth

  • Rind: plastic

  • Colour: pale yellow

  • Flavour: buttery, creamy, nutty, savory, sweet

  • Producers: Uniekaas Nederland B.V.

  • Synonyms: Parrano Olifesta, Parrano Robusto, Parrano Originale

Parrano is a pasteurised cow’s milk Dutch cheese inspired by Italian cheese styles. It has the smooth creamy texture of a young Dutch Gouda and the nutty, sweet, buttery flavours of aged Parmesan. The hard cheese is also sometimes described as a balance between Gouda and Parmesan. Invented forty years ago and named after a small Umbrian village, Parrano is sold at three different ages / flavours.

  • Parrano Originale – Aged for 5 months
  • Parrano Robusto – Aged for 9 months
  • Parrano Olifesta – Aged for 5 months and flavoured with sun-dried tomatoes, Italian herbs, and olive oil.

The rich, caramel flavours of Parrano add a new dimension to typical Latin recipes such as antipasto platter, pizzas, pastas and tortillas.

Pair the cheese with bold reds such as Chianti or Pinot Noir, a glass of Port or light, fruity wheat beers.

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