When it comes to grating some cheese on top of your food, your typical choice is probably parmesan. We get it — it’s cheap, easy to find, and the taste never disappoints. But there are actually some better grating options among the Italian cheeses and here are our favorites.
Parmigiano Reggiano tastes similar to regular parmesan, but it has a more delicate flavor. It’s great for when you just want to upgrade your cheese game without changing too much about your favorite meals.
This is another excellent choice that contains a bit less fat, but also comes from cow’s milk. It’s not too extravagant; you’ll still have the same satisfaction from it when you grate it on top of your pasta plate, you’ll just feel fancier and, if you’re dining with friends, you can show them that you know your cheeses.
This is a hard, salty type of cheese that’s made from sheep’s milk. It pairs really nicely with fruit and wine; we recommend you try grating it over a plate of strawberries with honey.