For over 700 years, Parmigiano Reggiano has delighted the Italian palate. Now, the same qualities that have brought it renown throughout the centuries make Parmigiano-Reggiano the perfect cheese for today's health conscious Americans. Made with partially skimmed milk, it's the lowest in fat and cholesterol of any ages cheese. Packed with protein, it's a source of quick energy, and high in free amino acids. It is easily digestible for people of all ages. Best of all, Parmigiano-Reggiano's intense aroma and rich, nutty taste can add a special touch to any meal. Serve it in chunks, as an appetizer with olives and walnuts, or as a dessert with an assortment of fresh fruit. Add slivers of Parmigiano-Reggiano to salads and vegetable dishes. Or grate it for use as a topping or a thickener for sauces. You can even use the rind, since it is nothing but the hardened outer shell of the cheese free of additives, preservatives, and artificial colors.