20 of the Most Delicious Ways to Cook with Parmesan This Christmas

Let's face it, a generous handful of Parmigiano Reggiano can make any dish feel extra special. With its' sharp tang and savoury qualities, the world's most famous hard cheese is perfect for grating over risotto and shaving into salads. But what about a big fistful scattered over pears before you bake them low and slow? Or grated and baked into crisps for smoked salmon canapés?

If you're serious about serving up the ultimate cheese recipes this Christmas, take a look at these delicious and unusual ways of cooking with Parmigiano Reggiano. Originating from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, pre-packaged Parmigiano Reggiano is always stamped with the official Parmigiano Reggiano PDO logo, so keep an eye out for it at the supermarket.

Here are 20 of the best ways to incorporate Parmigiano Reggiano in to festive dishes you serve this year.

Images courtesy of John Holdship and Steve Lee

Create a special dish with wow factor using Parmigiano Reggiano this Christmas.
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2
Difficulty
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Serves
2
Difficulty
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Time
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Serves
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Difficulty
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Parma Ham and Wild Mushroom Beef Wellington
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Time
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Serves
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Difficulty
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Time
12
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
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Time
25
Serves
2-4
Difficulty
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