Thursday, June 12, 2008

Italian Butter

Parmigiano Reggiano Butter is an Italian butter produced by Delitia. It is made from the cream that is left over in the production of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. A cultured butter, it weighs in at 83% butterfat. The only ingredients are cream and cultures.

This is a fabulous butter. The culture comes out in the cheesy smell, but not the taste. The flavor is subtle and creamy, with notes of straw and hay. Usually, I'll add salt to an unsalted butter, but this one stands on its own.

Delitia Parmigiano Reggiano butter seems to be fairly available at gourmet stores. I picked it up at the Cheese Store of Silverlake.

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