Duvel goes with pesto

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graziano85
beers 474 º places 15 º 06:38 Sun 6/23/2013


The link I posted is the site that was developed specifically for the US market and is maintained by the Consorzio, it is their official site for the American market. If you go to the site I linked, and look in the lower left quadrant, you will see this:

© 2012–2013 Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano–Reggiano


It is an embedded link to the their original site, so both sites in all actuality are official sites of the Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano–Reggiano. Different markets have require different marketing strategies, that is quite simply why they created a site specifically targeting the American market.


I saw it, thanks
I learnt something today :))

 
CheesedMan
beers 555 º places 12 º 06:40 Sun 6/23/2013

Originally posted by graziano85
Another thing: "Pecorino" is a generic word, in fact there is Pecorino Romano, Pecorino Toscano, Pecorino Sardo, Pecorino di Filiano, Pecorino Siciliano (these five are the DOP, "protected designation of origin"), and many others.
"Fiore Sardo", if I remember correctly it is a kind of Pecorino Sardo, and it depends from the taste of everyone, but usually every Pecorino is "allowed" in the original recipe of pesto.

Than everyone is free to do what he wants, obviously

Bon appetit :D


Actually, Firoe Sardo is one of the 3 DOP protected Peccorino cheeses from Sardinia, and is not simply another Pecorino Sardo, and is in fact, a very different cheese.

 
CheesedMan
beers 555 º places 12 º 06:42 Sun 6/23/2013

By the way, I love cheese. That is all.

 
graziano85
beers 474 º places 15 º 06:48 Sun 6/23/2013

/>Actually, Firoe Sardo is one of the 3 DOP protected Peccorino cheeses from Sardinia, and is not simply another Pecorino Sardo, and is in fact, a very different cheese.


Yes, right, I expressed not well, sorry...I meant it’s of the same family of sheep cheeses, and it’s also a DOP, and that sometimes they write it as an option for the recipe of pesto.

PS: I checked now, for curiosity, and the english page of wikipedia is wrong :) but not the italian page ahah, that’s right.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pecorino_Sardo

Bye!

 
pinkie
beers 470 º places 10 º 06:48 Sun 6/23/2013

Originally posted by CheesedMan
By the way, I love cheese. That is all.


So now we know! That must be how you got your username. =) I agree that the real pecorino cheese is the best. If you check the label on the store cheese in the plastic container you will find that sometimes is mostly fat solids and salt.

If you buy the real parmesan cheese you can keep it a good long time in the fridge by wrapping it in wax paper and then foil. Put it right in the crisper or way to the back of the fridge in a corner. Change that paper every time you notice moisture and then when you get to the rind . . . don’t throw that out! You put it into sauce or soup or even melt it on crackers.

 
graziano85
beers 474 º places 15 º 06:52 Sun 6/23/2013

By the way, today is very hot, and I think I’m going to drink a Hoegaarden, which is in the fridge, and not a Duvel ahah

 
drowland
beers 8932 º places 283 º 07:23 Sun 6/23/2013

The problem with checking labels is that many stores in my experience (and I don’t shop the best, surely) break the wheels, etc. into small chunks and provide their own label. I sometimes have hardly a clue what I’m buying.

However, I can’t say I buy specialty cheese all that much, honestly, just the stuff I know I like from where I work.

 
drowland
beers 8932 º places 283 º 10:50 Sun 6/23/2013

Originally posted by drowland
The problem with checking labels is that many stores in my experience (and I don’t shop the best, surely) break the wheels, etc. into small chunks and provide their own label. I sometimes have hardly a clue what I’m buying.

However, I can’t say I buy specialty cheese all that much, honestly, just the stuff I know I like from where I work.


Checked our store and the rind and tag both indicate that is legit - even the spelling with the g!