- of or from Parma, in northern Italy.
- (sometimes lowercase) Also called Parmesan cheese. a hard, dry variety of Italian cheese made from skim milk, usually grated and sprinkled over pasta dishes and soups.
Origin of Parmesan
Examples from the Web for parmesan
In medium size bowl, using a fork, blend together eggs, Parmesan, salt, and pepper.Cat Cora’s Valentine’s Day Menu for Single People
February 13, 2014
Add the crème fraîche, Parmesan, and lemon juice and check the seasoning.Three Quinoa Recipes for Your Weekend Parties
May 26, 2013
Add the lettuce leaves, grated Parmesan cheese and the croutons.Foods That We Love But Shouldn’t
July 15, 2011
For example, what is labeled as “Parmesan cheese” in the U.S. is not produced in its original heartland of Emilia Romagna.Elegy to Italian Cheese
May 21, 2011
Dust the surface of the fennel with the salt and pepper, then evenly distribute the grated Parmesan over the gratin.Eco-Chic Safari
July 27, 2010
Amidst the heavy exhalations of these, a Parmesan set a spicy aroma.The Fat and the Thin
Dish them in a circle with spaghetti dressed with Parmesan in the centre.Choice Cookery
It is also served as an entrée raw, the stalks stuffed with Parmesan cheese.The Complete Bachelor
Parmesan is an Italian cheese, excellent with macaroni and spaghetti.Foods and Household Management
The episodes of Parmesan court intrigue are models of observation and irony.Egoists
- of or relating to Parma or its inhabitants
- a native or inhabitant of Parma
Word Origin and History for parmesan
type of dry, hard cheese, 1550s, from Italian Parmegiano "of Parma," from Parma, city in northern Italy, one of the places where the cheese is made. Full form parmeson chese is recorded from 1510s. The place name ultimately is Etruscan.