DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15, 2022

The Parmigiano Reggiano® Masterpiece Recipe Contest

IN CELEBRATION OF PARMIGIANO REGGIANO DAY

Make something special for Parmigiano Reggiano Day.

We’re inviting everyone who loves Parmigiano Reggiano to make and submit recipes that transform simple moments into delightful experiences with our favorite Italian cheese.


The Categories

The contest includes four categories, described below. You may enter multiple categories and submit as many recipes in each category as you wish. However, you can’t submit the same recipe in more than one category.

Enter for a chance to
win amazing prizes!

Enter your recipes for a chance to win multiple prizes in each category, including a fabulous and exclusive dinner prepared by our US Brand Ambassador, celebrated chef Michele Casadei Massari at Lucciola, his acclaimed restaurant in New York City.

The Categories

The contest includes four categories, decribed below. You can submit as many recipes in each category as you wish, and enter multiple categories. However, you can’t submit the same recipe in multiple categories.

Description

Imagine coming home from a long day’s work ready to relax for the evening. How would you use Parmigiano Reggiano cheese to make yourself a nice little treat for some “me time”?
Maybe it’s something as simple as Parmigiano Reggiano cheese in chunks with dark chocolate, and a nice glass of zinfandel? Or perhaps, you would make a few Parmigiano Reggiano Crisps and pair them with a thirst-quenching pilsner?

Description

Getting ready to watch a game with a bunch of your friends? Or are you hosting the book club night and need to make a nice spread for the members?
Parmigiano Reggiano is the perfect cheese for tasty snacks that pair with wine, beer and even cocktails.
We invite you to share how you make it the star of your cheese board, or perhaps you prefer to include it as one in a series of snacks – like the Everything Crackers featured in our recipe collection?

Description

Everyone knows that Parmigiano Reggiano makes any pasta dish much better. However, not everyone is aware that the cheese is also great for recipes from many other cultures besides Italian.
We’d love to see how you might use Parmigiano Reggiano to add a special touch to food from cultures as diverse as Indian, Mexican, Japanese, Middle Eastern, and more. Look at this Parmigiano Reggiano Vegetable Quesadina as an example.

Description

In Italy Parmigiano Reggiano is considered a staple in every kitchen because it can be used to elevate everyday dishes and make them that much tastier.
Perhaps you can transform something as simple as Mac-n-Cheese with Parmigiano Reggiano and some other unexpected ingredient? As an example, take a look at the Burger Au Poivre – where Chef Michele took a simple hamburger and put a distinctively Italian spin on it with Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and balsamic vinegar.

The Categories

The contest includes four categories, decribed below. You can submit as many recipes in each category as you wish, and enter multiple categories. However, you can’t submit the same recipe in multiple categories.

Description

Imagine coming home from a long day’s work ready to relax for the evening. How would you use Parmigiano Reggiano cheese to make yourself a nice little treat for some “me time”?
Maybe it’s something as simple as Parmigiano Reggiano cheese in chunks with dark chocolate, and a nice glass of zinfandel? Or perhaps, you would make a few Parmigiano Reggiano Crisps and pair them with a thirst-quenching pilsner?

Description

Getting ready to watch a game with a bunch of your friends? Or are you hosting the book club night and need to make a nice spread for the members?
Parmigiano Reggiano is the perfect cheese for tasty snacks that pair with wine, beer and even cocktails.
We invite you to share how you make it the star of your cheese board, or perhaps you prefer to include it as one in a series of snacks – like the Everything Crackers featured in our recipe collection?

Description

Everyone knows that Parmigiano Reggiano makes any pasta dish much better. However, not everyone is aware that the cheese is also great for recipes from many other cultures besides Italian.
We’d love to see how you might use Parmigiano Reggiano to add a special touch to food from cultures as diverse as Indian, Mexican, Japanese, Middle Eastern, and more. Look at this Parmigiano Reggiano Vegetable Quesadina as an example.

Description

In Italy Parmigiano Reggiano is considered a staple in every kitchen because it can be used to elevate everyday dishes and make them that much tastier.
Perhaps you can transform something as simple as Mac-n-Cheese with Parmigiano Reggiano and some other unexpected ingredient? As an example, take a look at the Burger Au Poivre – where Chef Michele took a simple hamburger and put a distinctively Italian spin on it with Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and balsamic vinegar.

The Judges

A panel of celebrated culinary stars.

Chef MicheleCasadei Massari

Besides being the US Brand Ambassador for Parmigiano Reggiano, Chef Michele is a true renaissance man who juggles being an entrepreneur, conceptual photographer, executive producer of books and music, public speaker, film advisor, and t-shirt designer just to name a few of his vocations.
He is also the founder and executive chef of Lucciola in NYC, and the executive chef at Ferrari North America.

Chef SilviaBarban

Born and raised in Italy, Chef Silvia grew up cooking with her grandmother and fell in love with cooking. After graduating from culinary school, she perfected her skills working for great chefs in Italy. In 2012, she moved to NY and in 2014 she became the Executive Chef at Aita in Brooklyn. In 2016 she competed in Season 14 of Bravo’s Top Chef and that same year she opened Larina Pastificio e Vino in Brooklyn, as Chef and Co-Owner with her partners.

Chef EdvinaSarukhanyan

Originally from Armenia, Chef Edvina gave up a successful career as a celebrity makeup artist to pursue her true passion – cooking. Today, she is based in Miami, where she is a highly sought-after private chef for the world’s most discerning clients. She has collaborated with Michelin star chefs across the globe and appears regularly on “Kittch”, where she offers livestreaming cooking classes. Currently she is working on her upcoming television series “Edvina cooks”.

Chef RussellJackson

Watching his mother prepare family dinners evolved into a lifetime passion and a celebrated career as a chef. He graduated with honors from the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, has opened several restaurants, and has appeared on both Iron Chef America and the hit reality show The Next Food Network Star. He also started SubCulture Dining (SCD), a successful underground dining club in New York and San Francisco.

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