July 18, 2013

Did You Know. . .

that the first time there was a recorded reference to Parmesan cheese took place in the year 1254?  A noble woman living in Genoa actually traded her house so she could have a yearly supply of the cheese -- 53 pounds worth!

that there was a war in Italy for centuries over who made the most prestigious Parmesan cheese?

that there is the belief that Moliere would eat nothing but Parmesan cheese in the last couple of years of his life?

that during the Great Fire of London, a man by the name of Samuel Peyps buried his Parmesan cheese?  He wanted to save it from the fire!

You can read more of the history here and here.

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