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Parrano is an unforgettable cheese with an Italian temperament. It incorporates the alluring, nutty, and fine-aged taste of Parmesan with the pliant, versatile texture of a young Dutch Gouda, making it easier to slice, shred or melt. Perfect addition to any cheeseboard or recipe.

Parrano cheese is a cow milk cheese produced in the Netherlands. It tastes mild and nutty, combining salty and sweet flavours. It has a semi-firm texture and a smooth, golden coloured paste. Made from pasteurized milk, Parrano is produced in 20 lb (9.1 kg) 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 flavour 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 flavour 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!


Pasteurized cow's milk, salt, cheese cultures, vegetarian rennet.


Keep refrigerated.

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Perishable Information

Most products we sell can be shipped via Ground without a problem. However, some items must be sent via Express due to their perishable nature including some refrigerated and frozen foods, and chocolate during the summer months.

We give the customer the choice of shipping methods. Our general policy is that we guarantee perishable products when shipped via Express, and the customer takes the risk when sent by Ground. We will not be held responsible for spoilage of perishable products sent by Ground. We prefer to ship perishable products Monday & Tuesday in an effort to avoid weekend losses and reserve the right to delay a perishable shipment to safely schedule it. We may also delay a shipment due to inclement weather.

When shipping perishable foods, our cart will automatically add Ice Pack Shipping depending on the items purchased. Ice Pack Shipping costs $8 (Including Ice Packs). These additional costs will be added to your invoice and show on your credit card. Your order CANNOT be shipped without this payment.


Note: Ingredients and labels may change without notice and translation and/or typographical errors are possible. Therefore consumers are advised to check the ingredient lists on the package for substances that might be incompatible with them BEFORE ingestion. The European Parliament directives and amendments pertaining to compulsory food labeling can vary depending on the item in question and producers are not always required to provide a detailed and complete listing of all ingredients. When in doubt contact the manufacturer before consuming this item.