Parrano cheese is a cow's milk cheese produced in the Netherlands. It tastes mild and nutty, combining salty and sweet flavors. It has a semi-firm texture and a smooth, golden colored paste. Made from pasteurized milk, Parrano is produced in 20-lb wheels and is aged for 5 months.
Combining the flavor of aged parmesan with a pliant texture, Parrano is marketed as an Italian-style cheese. Taglines have included "The Dutch cheese that thinks it’s Italian" and "Sort of Italian." However, Parrano is technically Gouda cheese although its flavor is more pronounced than that of traditional Gouda.
Parrano is a versatile cheese that is easy to shred, slice and melt. It is well suited for entertaining, cooking and snacking. Its flavor complements many different types of cuisine, especially Italian dishes.
Parrano won a gold medal at the 2006 World Championship Cheese Contest in Madison, Wisconsin, for 'Best of class, Gouda.' It was also first runner up for the World Champion Cheese Title.
Uniekaas is the exclusive producer of Parrano, a trademarked brand.