Parmigiano Reggiano Celebration, The Frog Restaurant

Parmesan is an ingredient I always have in my fridge, so I was excited to celebrate this Italian cheese with a special dinner at The Frog.


After nibbling on chunks of delicious Parmigiano Reggiano and sipping Italian prosecco we were all seated to enjoy Adam Handling’s parmesan inspired dinner.

Each course featured a different aged parmesan…

Cheese and Truffle Doughnut with 24 month Parmigiano Reggiano

Mac & Cheese – The Frog Way with 30 month Parmigiano Reggiano

Burnt Honey, parmesan, malt and lemon with 18 month Parmigiano Reggiano


The doughnuts were blissful, rich mouthfuls of cheesy heaven. I’d tried the decadent macaroni cheese from The Frog before, but this version was even more brilliant. A perfectly simple bowl of macaroni pasta topped with a comforting cheese sauce and enhanced with 30 month grated Parmigiano Reggiano.


Adam’s clever dessert was a revelation. I never thought parmesan could successfully be included in a pudding, but this recipe craftily concealed the overwhelming cheese taste with contrasting citrus and sweet honey. It was a wonderful mix of textures and flavours, whilst illustrating how versatile Parmigiano Reggiano can be.

More information about Parmesan here, and read about my experience at The Frog here.