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Ah, Chianti. In the "old days", Chianti was the basket-bottle wine, served on a red checked tablecloth, holding a romantic candle. In a modern reworking, Chianti now usually comes in a standard glass bottle, looking for a more elegant image. If you're a traditionalist, however, some brands still use the basket.

Chianti comes from the Chianti region of Tuscany, Italy. Only wines from this region can properly be called Chianti, although some other areas are using the name on their labels.

Chianti was first identified as a type in the 13th century. Its primary red grapes are Sangiovese and Canaiolo, while the main whites are are Trebbiano and Malvasia. There are now seven Chianti zones, defined by the Dalmasso Commission in 1932:

Chianti Classico
Chianti Montalbano
Chianti Colli Fiorentini (Florentine hills)
Chianti Rufini
Colli Senesi (Siena hills)
Colline Pisane (Pisan hills)
Colli Aretini (Arezzo hills)
These demarcations are not quite as well done as the similar ones in France. The Classico, for example, was initially set by edict in 1716. With the expansion in 1932, they were pushed to include inferior vineyards, and suffered as a consequence. Other areas were expanded in a more logical manner. It is still wisest to learn about the actual winery the Chianti comes from, instead of relying solely on the zone the wine comes from.

Chianti is a red wine, strong and bold. Typical flavors in a Chianti include cherry, plum, strawberry, spice, almonds, tobacco, vanilla and coffee. Chianti goes well with well-seasoned foods. Chianti is often called a "fruity" wine, meaning it appeals to new wine drinkers.

Chianti, being a red wine, is best served from a red wine glass. The glass shown above is the specific glass recommended by Riedel for drinking Chianti. The glass emphasizes its fruity flavors.

Current marketing of the Chianti name includes a "Black Rooster" emblem - wineries in the Chianti Classico have started using this rooster to build regional recognition for their wines. Chianti should be served at 59F and is good for up to 10 years, for a good variety. If you can find any, 1997 was considered by many to be the "vintage of the century".
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Cooks Illustrated deemed BelGioioso Parmesan Cheese the Best Parmesan in the summer of 2007!

BelGioioso Parmesan is a hard cheese with a full, slightly sweet and nutty flavor that enhances a number of Italian dishes.

Rated World's Best at the Biennial World Natural Cheese Contest, BelGioioso Parmesan Cheese is aged over 10 months in special curing rooms. This naturally low-fat cheese is typically grated or shredded over pasta, rice, soups and salads. Its rich flavor also makes it perfect for sauces, snacks and desserts.

Special Order Sizes, when ordered by midnight on Thursday, will be available for shipment the following Monday.

Your wheel is ordered specifically for you so you may request it cut into four quarters or two halves in the comments section as you complete your order.






Cooks Illustrated deemed BelGioioso Parmesan Cheese the Best Parmesan in the summer of 2007!

BelGioioso Parmesan is a hard cheese with a full, slightly sweet and nutty flavor that enhances a number of Italian dishes.

Rated World's Best at the Biennial World Natural Cheese Contest, BelGioioso Parmesan Cheese is aged over 10 months in special curing rooms. This naturally low-fat cheese is typically grated or shredded over pasta, rice, soups and salads. Its rich flavor also makes it perfect for sauces, snacks and desserts.

Special Order Sizes, when ordered by midnight on Thursday, will be available for shipment the following Monday.

Your wheel is ordered specifically for you so you may request it cut into four quarters or two halves in the comments section as you complete your order.

Cooks Illustrated deemed BelGioioso Parmesan Cheese the Best Parmesan in the summer of 2007!

BelGioioso Parmesan is a hard cheese with a full, slightly sweet and nutty flavor that enhances a number of Italian dishes.

Rated World's Best at the Biennial World Natural Cheese Contest, BelGioioso Parmesan Cheese is aged over 10 months in special curing rooms. This naturally low-fat cheese is typically grated or shredded over pasta, rice, soups and salads. Its rich flavor also makes it perfect for sauces, snacks and desserts.

Special Order Sizes, when ordered by midnight on Thursday, will be available for shipment the following Monday.

Your wheel is ordered specifically for you so you may request it cut into four quarters or two halves in the comments section as you complete your order.

Cooks Illustrated deemed BelGioioso Parmesan Cheese the Best Parmesan in the summer of 2007!

BelGioioso Parmesan is a hard cheese with a full, slightly sweet and nutty flavor that enhances a number of Italian dishes.

Rated World's Best at the Biennial World Natural Cheese Contest, BelGioioso Parmesan Cheese is aged over 10 months in special curing rooms. This naturally low-fat cheese is typically grated or shredded over pasta, rice, soups and salads. Its rich flavor also makes it perfect for sauces, snacks and desserts.

Special Order Sizes, when ordered by midnight on Thursday, will be available for shipment the following Monday.

Your wheel is ordered specifically for you so you may request it cut into four quarters or two halves in the comments section as you complete your order.

Cooks Illustrated deemed BelGioioso Parmesan Cheese the Best Parmesan in the summer of 2007!

BelGioioso Parmesan is a hard cheese with a full, slightly sweet and nutty flavor that enhances a number of Italian dishes.

Rated World's Best at the Biennial World Natural Cheese Contest, BelGioioso Parmesan Cheese is aged over 10 months in special curing rooms. This naturally low-fat cheese is typically grated or shredded over pasta, rice, soups and salads. Its rich flavor also makes it perfect for sauces, snacks and desserts.

Special Order Sizes, when ordered by midnight on Thursday, will be available for shipment the following Monday.

Your wheel is ordered specifically for you so you may request it cut into four quarters or two halves in the comments section as you complete your order.

BelGioioso Parmesan is a hard cheese with a full, slightly sweet and nutty flavor that enhances a number of Italian dishes.

Rated World's Best at the Biennial World Natural Cheese Contest, BelGioioso Parmesan Cheese is aged over 10 months in special curing rooms. This naturally low-fat cheese is typically grated or shredded over pasta, rice, soups and salads. Its rich flavor also makes it perfect for sauces, snacks and desserts.

Two pounds of BelGioioso Parmesan Random Weight Wedges (approximately 3-4 wedges) offer a savings of $1.97 from individual wedge price.

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Cooks Illustrated deemed BelGioioso Parmesan Cheese the Best Parmesan in the summer of 2007!

Parmesan cheese is one of the most popular Italian cheeses, adding a bit of sweetness and a rich, full flavor to a wide variety of delicious dishes. A BelGioioso Parmesan cheese wedge gives you fresh, full-bodied Parmesan you can slice, grate or shred over pasta, rice, soup, salad and more. With a wedge of this naturally low-fat cheese, you can add the perfect amount to your favorite meal to make your favorite recipe even more delicious. BelGioioso Parmesan cheese was rated the World's Best at the Biennial World Natural Cheese Contest, with a special recipe aged for 10 months before coming to your table.


Special Order Sizes, when ordered by midnight on Thursday, will be available for shipment the following Monday.

Your wheel is ordered specifically for you so you may request it cut into four quarters or two halves in the comments section as you complete your order.

Cooks Illustrated deemed BelGioioso Parmesan Cheese the Best Parmesan in the summer of 2007!

BelGioioso Parmesan is a hard cheese with a full, slightly sweet and nutty flavor that enhances a number of Italian dishes.

Rated World's Best at the Biennial World Natural Cheese Contest, BelGioioso Parmesan Cheese is aged over 10 months in special curing rooms. This naturally low-fat cheese is typically grated or shredded over pasta, rice, soups and salads. Its rich flavor also makes it perfect for sauces, snacks and desserts.

Five pounds of BelGioioso Parmesan Random Weight Wedges (approximately 8-9 wedges).

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Cooks Illustrated deemed BelGioioso Parmesan the Best Parmesan in the summer of 2007!

BelGioioso Parmesan Cheese is a hard cheese with a full, slightly sweet and nutty flavor that enhances a number of Italian dishes.

Rated World's Best at the Biennial World Natural Cheese Contest,BelGioioso Parmesan is aged over 10 months in special curing rooms. This naturally low-fat cheese is typically grated or shredded over pasta, rice, soups and salads. Its rich flavor also makes it perfect for sauces, snacks and desserts.








BelGioioso Vegetarian Parmesan cheese gives your favorite vegetarian dishes a sharp kick and extra zest. With a slightly sweet aftertaste and a piquant zing, BelGioioso Vegetarian Parmesan enhances the flavor profile of a wide variety of dishes. Known as the king of cheese, Parmesan is used in nearly any dish, from pizza to ravioli to spaghetti and salad. Nothing pairs better with a hearty marinara sauce or a crisp Cesar salad than the tangy, nutty flavor of Parmesan. With a case of random weight wedges you can shred, grate or slice this crumbly cheese onto all of your favorite dishes and let your restaurant customers or guests enjoy a well.



Available Sizes:
9-12 oz Vegetarian Parmesan Cheese Wedge
2 pounds of wedges (approximately 3-4 wedges)
5 pounds of wedges (approximately 8-9 wedges)
10 pounds of wedges (approximately 16-18 wedges)
24-26 pound Wheel

12/5 oz Cups BelGioioso Vegetarian Parmesan Cheese Shred


All Wheels ordered by noon on Thursday will be ready for shipment the following Monday. Your wheel is ordered specifically for you so you may request that it is cut into 4 quarters or 2 halves in the comments section!

BelGioioso Vegetarian Parmesan Cheese is made from non-animal derived rennet, yet still has all the pure taste of Parmesan. With a sharp nutty flavor, a hint of sweetness and no animal rennet, BelGioioso takes their original, award-winning Parmesan recipe and makes a slight change especially for vegetarians. The granular texture makes it easy to grate over pasta, salad, breadsticks, sauce or any recipe that needs to punch up the flavor. With a case of random weight wedges you can add Vegetarian Parmesan to all your favorite dishes and enjoy a bold and pleasing flavor palate, even with just a light sprinkle.


Available Sizes:
9-12 oz Vegetarian Parmesan Cheese Wedge
2 pounds of wedges (approximately 3-4 wedges)
5 pounds of wedges (approximately 8-9 wedges)
10 pounds of wedges (approximately 16-18 wedges)
24-26 pound Wheel

12/5 oz Cups BelGioioso Vegetarian Parmesan Cheese Shred


All Wheels ordered by noon on Thursday will be ready for shipment the following Monday. Your wheel is ordered specifically for you so you may request that it is cut into 4 quarters or 2 halves in the comments section!

Nutty. Full Flavor. Slightly Sweet. There are many ways to describe BelGioioso Vegetarian Parmesan Cheese but many people simply savor this flavorful cheese because non animal derived rennet is used in its production. Aged 10 months, it is ideal for shredding, grating or snacking.

This item contains 12 - 5 ounce cups of Vegetarian Parmesan for a total of 60 ounces.

Add BelGioioso vegetarian Parmesan cheese to a bowl of vegetarian spaghetti, sprinkle on top of lasagna, use in risotto, soups and more. With a rich, nutty flavor and a hint of sweetness, Vegetarian Parmesan cheese from Artisan Pantry gives you the perfect finishing touch on any dish. Made from rennant not derived from animals, vegetarians and vegans can enjoy the full flavor of BelGioioso Parmesan cheese on all their favorite dishes. Grate or shred a BelGioioso vegetarian Parmesan cheese wedge over nearly any dinner to enjoy fresh, tasty cheese or cut off a slice just for a snack. Order a small size to try or a full wheel.


Available Sizes:
1 9-12 oz Vegetarian Parmesan Wedge

2 pounds of wedges (approximately 3-4 wedges)
5 pounds of wedges (approximately 8-9 wedges)
10 pounds of wedges (approximately 16-18 wedges)

Special Order Sizes:
24-26 pound Wheel

12/5 oz Cups BelGioioso Vegetarian Parmesan Shred

Special Order Sizes, when ordered by midnight on Thursday, will be available for shipment the following Monday.

Your wheel is ordered specifically for you so you may request it cut into four quarters or two halves in the comments section as you complete your order.

Nutty. Full Flavor. Slightly Sweet. There are many ways to describe BelGioioso Vegetarian Parmesan Cheese but many people simply savor this flavorful cheese because non animal derived rennet is used in its production. Aged 10 months, it is ideal for shredding, grating or snacking.

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Cooks Illustrated deemed BelGioioso Parmesan Cheese the Best Parmesan in the summer of 2007!

BelGioioso Parmesan is a hard cheese with a full, slightly sweet and nutty flavor that enhances a number of Italian dishes.

Rated World's Best at the Biennial World Natural Cheese Contest, BelGioioso Parmesan Cheese is aged over 10 months in special curing rooms. This naturally low-fat cheese is typically grated or shredded over pasta, rice, soups and salads. Its rich flavor also makes it perfect for sauces, snacks and desserts.
BelGioioso Parmesan is a hard cheese with a full,slightly sweet and nutty flavor that enhances a number of Italian dishes.

Rated World's Best at the Biennial World Natural Cheese Contest, BelGioioso Parmesan is aged over 10 months in special curing rooms. This naturally low-fat cheese is typically grated or shredded over pasta, rice, soups and salads. Its rich flavor also makes it perfect for sauces, snacks and desserts.

Our Francis Coppola Pomodoro Sauce and Pasta Gift Crate is paired with a wedge of BelGioioso Parmesan Cheese for a wonderful main course or side dish.

Ten pounds of BelGioioso Parmesan Random Weight Wedges (approximately 16-17 wedges) offers an approximate savings of $13.34 from individual weight price.
Nutty. Full Flavor. Slightly Sweet. There are many ways to describe BelGioioso Vegetarian Parmesan Cheese but many people simply savor this flavorful cheese because non animal derived rennet is used in its production. Aged 10 months, it is ideal for shredding,grating or snacking.

Save over $1.30 a piece by buying 10 pounds of wedges! Packaged for freshness 10-12 months.