This imported Parmesan is a hard cheese with a delicious flavor. Commonly grated over pasta dishes, this cheese brings out the flavor in any meal. It can also be stirred into soups and risottos, as well as eaten alone. True Parmigiano-Reggiano will vary slightly in flavor with every wheel produced, but overall the taste can be described as a sharp, fruit and nut, savory flavor. It's also known for its gritty texture. The only additative allowed in authentic Parmigiano-Reggiano is salt.