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Parmesan “Reggiano” Italian Cheeses with “Halal” Certificate. At our online E-shop.

Parmesan Cheese with Halal Certificate

Parmesan Cheese with Halal Certificate

Gretal Food Products: Parmesan Cheese.

The online Gretal Store that allows the direct purchase from the producer of Italian and Greek food products with Halal certification such as Greek Feta, Yogurt, extra virgin olive oil, PARMIGIANO REGGIANO WITH HALAL CERTIFICATION, Italian pasta, honey, kalamata olives, pasta from Gragnano , authentic Genoese pesto, buffalo mozzarella, parmigiano reggiano, grana padano, pecorino romano, buffalo mozzarella from Campania dop, Italian salami, Prosciutto Crudo di Parma DOP, Italian wine, limoncello, panettone and colombe and many other products.

Parmesan Cheese with Halal certificate: How and where to buy it.

Gretal is a high quality food product company that deals with the EXPORT of Halal-certified Parmesan “Reggiano” . In addition, our Gretal Store has the availability of a wide selection of Parmigiano Reggiano Formats with different maturations that we can ship every day to your home directly from our warehouses. Our Parmigiano Reggiano is a product created directly in Italy and distributed from our warehouses all over the world.

What is the best seasoning for Parmesan Cheese?

We disappoint you immediately. There is no better and less good seasoning. It depends on the taste, which is always personal, and on the use you want to make of the cheese – as an aperitif, to be grated, at the end of a meal, as a “meditation”. Let’s start with the basic information. During the aging phase, Parmesan “Reggiano” takes on those organoleptic characteristics for which it is famous all over the world. Among other things, and this is no small detail, it is precisely during maturation that the enzymes in the milk “predigest” the casein – for the pleasure of those who are allergic to milk proteins. Therefore, the longer the seasoning, the less risk there are for allergy sufferers.

How many seasons are there?

The Consortium has provided three colored stamps: each stamp identifies a different type of seasoning. Where do you find these colored stickers? On the label of each packaged Parmesan “Reggiano”

“Aragosta” stamp.

This stamp identifies Parmesan “Reggiano” over 18 months of maturation. If you have the opportunity to taste this Parmesan, you will feel the taste of milk, along with vegetal notes, such as grass, boiled vegetables and, sometimes, flowers and fruit. Parmesan aged over 18 months is ideal for your aperitifs: just cut it into cubes or flakes. You can pair it with dry white wine and fresh fruit, such as green apples and pears.

“Silver” Stamp.

It is Parmesan over 22 months of seasoning. On the palate, there are notes of melted butter and fresh fruit, with slight hints of citrus and dried fruit. It is crumbly, grainy and well soluble, sweet and tasty. Cut it into petals and use it to dress your salads, fresh fruit or vegetables, perhaps together with a few drops of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. You can combine it with dried fruit, prunes and figs. The right wine? A medium-structured red.

“Gold” Stamp.

The Gold Stamp marks Parmesan “Reggiano” over 30 months of maturation, otherwise known as extra-aged. The flavor is strong and complex: on the palate, you can feel the notes of spices and dried fruit. It is dry, crumbly and grainy and is even richer in nutrients than the lower seasonings. How to enjoy it? With a flavored honey or with a few drops of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena. In combination, choose a red wine with a high body and structure or a passito white wine for meditation.

Are there other seasonings?

Then yes, on the market, in specialized shops or in the outlets of dairies you can find Parmesan “Reggiano” with years and years of seasoning behind it. Some producers have even aged Parmesan wheels for 70 or 100 months (or more). However, these are rarities, intended for connoisseurs or sophisticated gourmets.

What is the minimum seasoning?

To this, for the sake of completeness of information, we add that the minimum aging of Parmesan is 12 months. So, if you happen to have a product sold as Parmigiano Reggiano but with a maturation of less than a year, turn up your nose and do not buy it: without a doubt, it is not Parmigiano Reggiano. The younger Parmesan is the typical table cheese, delicate and crumbly. If you want to save some money, remember that there is also the Parmigiano Reggiano Mezzano variety, the second category Parmigiano – be careful, it is not waste: the Mezzano has the exact same organoleptic characteristics of the traditional Parmigiano.

And for children and babies?

As we wrote at the beginning, the longer the aging of Parmesan, the lower the risks for those allergic to casein, the main milk protein. Also for this reason, many pediatricians recommend grating only long-aged Parmesan on baby food. In any case, we always recommend that you consult your trusted pediatrician. Why is aged Parmesan less risky for milk protein allergy sufferers? The reason lies in proteolysis, which is the process of transforming casein into free amino acids by the enzymes present in the milk and whey used for Parmesan – in practice, the cheese becomes more digestible.

Food products with “Halal” certificate.

In an increasingly globalized world, commercial exchanges between countries and realities in some cases totally different are increasing, and naturally there are also religious and cultural differences related to the evaluation and conformity for certain types of products and / or processes. The problem, for example, arises in Islamic markets where the “Halal” certification assumes a significant importance although not mandatory but certainly extremely important in order to penetrate these markets.

What does Halal mean.

“Halal” is an Arabic term that means “lawful” or whatever is permitted according to Islam, the opposite of what is “haram”, “forbidden”. The “Halal” certification is used to certify that products from the agri-food, cosmetic, chemical and pharmaceutical supply chains, products for body and health care, the financial and insurance sector, industrial and transformation processes, including packaging certification, comply with the ethical and sanitary standards, the law and the doctrine of Islam, therefore marketable in all Islamic countries.

What is the Halal certificate.

It is a quality, supply chain and product certification including not only all the quality control systems, the phases of procurement of raw materials or the phases and processes of transformation, but also the internal logistics and storage, internal and external transport until reaching the final destination. The methods and systems of procurement of financial means and social responsibility are also involved.

How to obtain the Halal certificate in the food sector.

In the food sector, the “Halal” certification guarantees that food – in addition to complying with Italian and European regulations on hygiene and safety – is prepared according to Islamic rules. In order to define a “Halal” product, it is necessary to obtain the appropriate certification from one of the Italian accredited bodies, such as the certification company Halal Italia Srl, which operates in synergy with the Islamic Religious Community (CO.RE.IS.) , the most significant and representative Islamic authority on the Italian territory.

Halal products are appreciated not only by Muslims.

Halal products are also appreciated by non-Muslims as demonstrated, for example, in France and the United Kingdom, where 36% of consumers are not Muslims. A market that of “Halal” products which in the last year recorded a global income of about 2.3 trillion dollars and, in Europe alone, it is estimated that the total value is equal to 70 billion dollars.


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Warning: the information contained in this SITE is not intended and should not replace the instructions of any doctor or health care practitioner. Before changing your diet, consult a qualified specialist.

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