Meaning of Parmesan in English:

Parmesan

Pronunciation /ˌpɑːmɪˈzan/

Translate Parmesan into Spanish

noun

  • 1mass noun A hard, dry cheese used chiefly in grated form, especially on Italian dishes.

    ‘spoon some pasta into each bowl, season with freshly ground black pepper, and sprinkle with Parmesan’
    • ‘Limit cheese intake to Parmesan or feta cheese (used on main dishes or salads).’
    • ‘Use just a touch of extra-flavorful cheeses like Parmesan, Romano and feta.’
    • ‘Mix the red wine vinegar, olive oil and grated Parmesan to produce a thick dressing.’
    • ‘Tip the bread into a bowl, add freshly grated Parmesan, a little cheddar, and a tablespoon of oil.’
    • ‘John Heidecker sprinkles a blend of cheeses, including Romano and Parmesan, on the tomato sauce and pizza dough.’
    • ‘Serve with extra freshly grated Parmesan if you like.’
    • ‘It's not as soft as Brie, not as sharp as Bleu, and not as hard as Parmesan.’
    • ‘Grating 75g of Parmesan takes longer than you might think, but no longer than it takes for the pasta to cook.’
    • ‘Drain the pasta, toss it with the artichokes, olive oil, parsley and Parmesan.’
    • ‘You may have guessed by now that we Murphys love cheese, in particular fresh Parmesan and Stilton.’
    • ‘A sweet Sauternes, however, goes a treat with Wensleydale, Parmesan, Red Leicester, smoked cheese and Roquefort.’
    • ‘Those specified were Dutch, Parmesan, Stilton and Swiss.’
    • ‘Pesto is big in the region, as the herb Basil is readily found, along with Parmesan and olive oil.’
    • ‘Stir them into the rice with the grated Parmesan and a grinding of black pepper.’
    • ‘Add the mushrooms, Parmesan and remaining butter, stir till you have a creamy consistency, then season to taste with salt and pepper.’
    • ‘On the EU's hit list are famous food names such as Parma Ham, Feta and Parmesan.’
    • ‘Stir in the rest of the butter, the grated Parmesan, chopped parsley, chanterelles and salt and pepper to taste.’
    • ‘Their mild, almost nutty flavour works well with a salty cheese such as feta - though they are sublime with shaved Parmesan too.’
    • ‘Adding grated Parmesan and loads of chopped fresh parsley just finishes this off nicely.’
    • ‘The substance within the washtub simmered and bubbled, sending out the tangy aroma of tomatoes, oregano, Parmesan, garlic and basil.’
  • 2

    (also parmesan)
    Northern English
    another term for parmo

    ‘a chicken parmesan with chips and salad’
    • ‘a varied menu including parmesans, home-made steak pies, steaks, curries, and burgers’
    • ‘The Parmo Dog is the latest variation of the ever-popular Parmesan to be sold on Teesside.’
    • ‘During that first date, Vicky was served Mike's menu of fish cakes with spicy salsa, Teesside chicken parmesan with cheeky monkey chunky chips and raspberry meringue bomb.’
    • ‘We are doing a selection of special parmesans at special prices.’
    • ‘We are well known for parmesans so we thought we would try and make it a little extra special for people.’
    • ‘The Full English Parmesan is a mammoth feast, it's got black pudding, sausages, bacon, fried egg, the works.’
    • ‘The parmo (or parmesan) originated in Middlesbrough and is influenced by the Italian dish, the parmigiana, although there are big differences.’
    • ‘Pizza Mondo serve a delicious range of pizzas, burgers, kebabs and parmesans.’

adjective

mainly US usually postpositive
  • (of a dish) cooked or served with Parmesan.

    ‘we ordered the calamari, gnocchi, and veal Parmesan’
    • ‘the bolognese sauce was delicious, but the Parmesan risotto lacked flavour’
    • ‘You may have been in an Italian restaurant where chefs use the purplish fruit in the popular dish eggplant parmesan.’
    • ‘Mike fixed them both an eggplant Parmesan and Caesar salad for dinner.’
    • ‘Now onto what I ordered, the garlic mashed potatoes, truffle Mac and cheese, and veal Parmesan.’
    • ‘We ordered the calamari, gnocchi, and veal parmesan.’
    • ‘We started off our meal with the fried green tomatoes, corn on the cobb, roasted corn and Parmesan risotto fritters.’
    • ‘Try them all, but make room for my favorites: picanha, garlic beef, beef rib, lamb chops, pork parmesan, pork ribs, chicken legs, and rib eye.’

Origin

Early 16th century from French, from Italian parmigiano ‘of Parma’, where it was originally made.