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Lease the cheese

A long desire to 'own' an entire wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese led to the start of the catering company 'Lease The Cheese'. Lease The Cheese is an Italian-style catering service that makes it possible to have a spectacular Parmigiano Reggiano pasta dish prepared by our cook for your guests at your desired location and on any occasion. At home or in the office, as lunch, as a starter or main course during a dinner or as part of a buffet during a drink, a birthday party, a reception or another event. Pasta al Parmigiano is a dish that has been prepared for centuries in Italy and in particular in the region around Parma. When the  population had something to celebrate, Pasta al Parmigiano was made. This old tradition still inspires us today and we continue it in close collaboration with the artists-designers Piet Hein Eek and Joep van Lieshout.

The dish starts with flaming grappa, which is poured into a slightly hollowed-out Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Once in the cheese, the grappa burns for a while, causing the top layer of the cheese to melt. When the grappa has burnt out, freshly prepared pasta with a sauce of your choice is carefully poured into the cheese. The wheel of Parmesan cheese is used in this way as a 'serving dish' for pasta, allowing the pasta to be coated with melted cheese sauce and absorb the unique flavors of its cheese bed. The pasta is served immediately from the wheel: a dish that people will remember for a very long time.