Here’s a rare opportunity for serious food-lovers. You’ve almost certainly tried Parmigiano Reggiano, the King of Cheeses. You may even have had the pleasure of one made by a small, artisan producer and aged for more than 24 months. But, have you ever tried one the minute a wheel is cracked open? Nadjeeb Chouaf, one of the nation’s top cheesemongers, considers this a special treat that usually only cheesemongers and cheese makers are lucky enough to enjoy. But, on November 29 at Lampo, Chouaf will have a 24+ month Parmigiano Reggiano for guests to sample as soon as it is cracked. “The very heart of the wheel,” said Chouaf, “has a special flavor that begins to dissipate within even 15 minutes of being exposed to air.”
This will be just the start of a multi-course wine dinner celebrating Emilia-Romagna. Upon arrival, guests will enjoy the freshly cracked cheese, along with Prosciutto di Parma and Lambrusco. They then will sit down to a four course meal showcasing Lampo’s take on traditional Emilia-Romagnan dishes paired with wines from the region. Each course will incorporate as an ingredient the freshly cracked Parmigiano Reggiano.
Seats are very limited, and likely to sell out fast. $80 per person, not including tax and gratuity. Book yours at Lampo@lampopizza.com. UPDATE: This dinner is SOLD OUT. But, you still have a chance to attend via an auction for two additional tickets, with all proceeds to feed the area’s hungry. Auctions details here.