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Restraunt Depot Parmesans, where to start?
« on: July 14, 2019, 12:15:45 PM »
Went to Restraunt Depot yesterday and could of stayed all day gawking. I saw they had a big selection and range of Parmesan, from domestic to higher end imported Grana padana and Parmigiano Reggiano

My question is, are the import cheeses worth it? How do they compare with the entry level parms like stella and belgioioso?
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Re: Restraunt Depot Parmesans, where to start?
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2019, 12:55:02 PM »
I only use Parmigiano-Reggiano on pizza and feel that it's well worth the higher cost. For snacking I like Sartori Sarvecchio Parmesan.
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Re: Restraunt Depot Parmesans, where to start?
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2019, 02:48:40 PM »
Appreciate it, I'll go ahead and get the higher end stuff.
How do you apply Parmigiano Reggiano? On the sauce, on top of mozzarella, in the sauce or do you do a post bake sprinkle?
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Re: Restraunt Depot Parmesans, where to start?
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2019, 04:10:20 PM »
Appreciate it, I'll go ahead and get the higher end stuff.
How do you apply Parmigiano Reggiano? On the sauce, on top of mozzarella, in the sauce or do you do a post bake sprinkle?

For NP on top of the sauce. Many add it to the sauce for NY. I sprinkle on top of mozz for other styles. Post bake works too.
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Re: Restraunt Depot Parmesans, where to start?
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2019, 08:41:16 PM »
I only use Parmigiano-Reggiano on pizza and feel that it's well worth the higher cost. For snacking I like Sartori Sarvecchio Parmesan.
^^^  Pamigiano Reggiano at 24-36 months is the king. I would choose a good grana padano in place of a lesser parm.
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Re: Restraunt Depot Parmesans, where to start?
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2019, 09:22:06 PM »
What amounts of parm does RD sell? Is it already pre-cut?

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Re: Restraunt Depot Parmesans, where to start?
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2019, 09:37:01 PM »
What amounts of parm does RD sell? Is it already pre-cut?

My local RD carries everything from vac packed 1Lb wedges precut to entire wheels of various origin (domestic or imported). Wedges are all pre-cut. Depending on the brand, whole wheels may weigh anything from around 12 Lbs to upward of 75 Lbs. They also carry 1, 2 and 5 Lb bags of grated and shredded parm.

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Re: Restraunt Depot Parmesans, where to start?
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2019, 12:06:43 AM »
I've been using a wedge of Parmesan Reggianito recently, pretty good stuff for the price.
How much does a pound of the real deal Reggiano go for at RD?
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Re: Restraunt Depot Parmesans, where to start?
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2019, 06:18:05 PM »
Grana Padano for me.


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Re: Restraunt Depot Parmesans, where to start?
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2019, 02:20:27 AM »
 ^^^.  So true.... Nothing compares.   ;)
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Re: Restraunt Depot Parmesans, where to start?
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2019, 08:49:33 AM »
Got a food saver and a decent paying job, CAN'T WAIT to go back and get a chunk of Grana Padano and a chunk of Pecorino Romano.     
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Re: Restraunt Depot Parmesans, where to start?
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2019, 11:33:28 AM »
Why is there such a wide margin of pricing for the grano padano?
I see it sold anywhere between 6 bucks a pound to 60 bucks a pound.....with no age variation.
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Re: Restraunt Depot Parmesans, where to start?
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2019, 10:38:28 PM »
No idea, all I know is restaurant depot sells it for a good price.
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Re: Restraunt Depot Parmesans, where to start?
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2019, 11:23:12 PM »
No idea, all I know is restaurant depot sells it for a good price.


Is their "good price" .... for an inferior brand....a lessor age product... does theirs taste like doo doo

That is the question grass hopper......😊
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Re: Restraunt Depot Parmesans, where to start?
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2019, 11:45:07 PM »


Is their "good price" .... for an inferior brand....a lessor age product... does theirs taste like doo doo

That is the question grass hopper......😊
If you found some at $60/lb itís going to be well aged by the time it sells!  :-D  I have no idea, honestly, about that price range you gave. I donít think I would take a chance on a $6 one. Iíve never tracked it but good Grana Podano seems to run at a price of roughly 60% of what Parm Reg costs in the retail stores where I shop.
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Re: Restraunt Depot Parmesans, where to start?
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2019, 11:51:53 PM »
Thanks... Move on sir to my next customer. 😘🤡
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Re: Restraunt Depot Parmesans, where to start?
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2019, 12:16:44 AM »


Is their "good price" .... for an inferior brand....a lessor age product... does theirs taste like doo doo

That is the question grass hopper......😊
it's genuine imported Grana Podano, big massive hunks.
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Re: Restraunt Depot Parmesans, where to start?
« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2019, 01:55:05 PM »
There are US producers that charge a hefty premium for their parm-style hard cheeses and, in my opinion, they donít even touch low-end, imported grana.

There are a few things we just donít do as well as the Italians here - thatís cheese and a lot of charcuterie (mostly prosciutto.) La Quercia doesnít even hold a candle to low end, imported prosciutto. Iíll take generic white rind Italian Romano over anything produced domestically.

There are a lot of domestic artisan producers creating their own types of hard cheeses, but I find them overpriced and still not as good as Italian hard cheese. RD is a pretty good value for solid Italian products

Went to Restraunt Depot yesterday and could of stayed all day gawking. I saw they had a big selection and range of Parmesan, from domestic to higher end imported Grana padana and Parmigiano Reggiano

My question is, are the import cheeses worth it? How do they compare with the entry level parms like stella and belgioioso?

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Re: Restraunt Depot Parmesans, where to start?
« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2019, 11:34:41 PM »
All European cheeses and wines are supposed to be taking a jump in price due to the tariff thingy going on! How much......who knows!?
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Re: Restraunt Depot Parmesans, where to start?
« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2019, 01:50:21 PM »
I thought the tariffs are on China, not europe. We certainly feel them on our supplies coming from China.


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