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Where is Parmigiano Reggiano made?

The Emilio Romagna region.

Where does the milk come from for Parm. cheese?

Milk must come from a certain type of cow.

What are the times of the aging process for Parm. Reg.?

minimum: 12 months (1yr), peak: 36mo (3 years), max: 48mo (4 yrs)

What are the steps of the Parmigiano Reggiano creation process?

-Collect milk from cows in Emilio Romagna region.


-Add rennet (special enzymes from cow stomach)


-heat mixture to 131 degrees F


-stir mixture with balloon whisk


-place cheese cloth along bottom to collect curd (whey remains)


-pour remaining mixture into cheese mold and press - this allows whey to run off


-stamp cheese with logo after pressing


-place cheese in salt bath for 24hr to disinfect


-place on shelf to age


-flip and brush every 10 days


-at end of aging process, hit with hammer to test for sounds signifying healthy or mold

what are the 3 methods of making sparkling wine?

champagne method (champagnoise), tank method, transfer method

what is the champagne method?

gives sparkling wine a yeasty taste.


expensive.

what is the tank method?

cheapest, easiest, quickest.


put under pressure in tank.

what is the transfer method?

yeasty flavor.


fill bottle with dosage, after 2nd fermentation, hook up to a tank under pressure. filter and bottle.

name 5 classic pairings.

-grilled salmon & pinot noir (light red, fatty fish)


-tomato sauce & Chianti (fruity wine cuts acid in sauce)


-oysters & prosecco (salty fish cuts acid in prosecco)


-goat cheese & sauvignon blanc (creamy cheese, acidic wine)


-caviar & champagne (fatty salty food, sweet bubbly drink)


-lobster & chardonnay (bitter wine, buttery sweet food)


-BBQ & zinfandel (light fruity wine, heavy food)

what are the 3 classic wines of tuscany?

vernaccia, chianti, vin santo.

Vernaccia

-from san gignano


-1966 first DOC wine of italy


-1993 first white wine of italy to get DOCG

chianti

-83-90% sangiovese


-classic grapes: sangiovese, cannaiolo, malvasia, trebbiano



vin santo

-holy wine of tuscany


-pick grapes, age grapes, make wine from raisins, raisins create a syrup like mixture, age for 6 years.


grapes: trebbiano, malvasia

5 pairings fish & shellfish

-white fish & sauvignon blanc (both light)


-fatty fish & chardonnay (heavy wine, fat fish)


-grilled salmon & pinot noir


-poached salmon & pinot grigio


-crabs & riesling

5 pairings pork & beef

-pork chops & merlot


-pork loin & zinfandel


-pork w/ mustard sauce & rioja


-baked ham & pinot noir


-everyday fare & zinfandel