Best price for good quality Parmigiano-Reggiano in Manhattan
I have been buying it at Fairway for years. The price has gone up from about $10.99 per lb to $13.99 per lb - to - $15.99 - to - $18.99 per lb.
While I realize all dairy prices and imports have had substantial increases over the years, this is just out of control. I checked Zabars and they're $17.99? per lb. Fresh Direct is only $15.99 per lb, but I don't like buying this without seeing it.
Wondering if there are better options for quality & price - I don't mind buying a larger quantity up front for a good price.
Thanks in advance
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Make sure you are comparing oranges to oranges. There is parm sold that is 2 year, 3 year, 4 year, red wax, black wax, and others. Not that one is better. Find out by tasting which you like and keep getting that one. The older they get, the drier, more grana crunch, and sweetness increases.
In NY there are not that many distributors and thus types are limited, but we use to sell three different ones.
"there is parm sold that is 2 year, 3 year, 4 year, red wax, black wax, and others."
I've been buying Parmagiano Reggiano for years (and have bought it in Italy as well) and never saw it in "wax" as you state. The Parmagiano Reggiano I always buy has a tough yellow/brownish outer rind with the DOC markings burned into it. What kind of Parmagiano Reggiano are you referring to that has a wax coating? Thanks.
Add Citarella's to the list also (prefer UES location). High turnover, reasonably priced, and fresh.
1313 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10021