Cold Pasta Grating Toppings

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Cold pasta is just right for spring and summer. We’re not talking about a soggy, oil-drenched pile of noodles punctuated by cubes of bright yellow cheese and ham, either. Make it a real gourmet treat – with the best Italian Cheeses from Il Villagio, it’s easy to pull off!

The best pasta salads are a bit rich. Grated authentic Italian Cheese from Il Villagio is the secret ingredient for cool, delicious and satisfying pasta salads, what’s not to love? Smaller pasta noodles are best for serving cold. Go for pasta shapes that are usually stabbed rather than twisted, like cavatappi.

Parmigiano-Reggiano, Bacon and Spinach
Contrasting textures and bold flavors are best when going cold with your pasta. Chopped spinach, bacon bits and a generous amount of finely grated Il Villaggio Parmigiano-Reggiano makes a great base with extra virgin olive oil.

Layered Shrimp Pesto Spread – Pasta Style
Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese has more than enough flavor to turn ordinary dishes into gourmet delights. This recipe can easily be served with noodles for a decadently flavorful pasta. Be sure to finely shred the cheeses finely for a silky smooth texture. When cool pasta noodles mix with flavors this diverse, you’re in for a refreshingly tasty treat.

Chicken Vegetable Lovers Pasta Salad
For something simple that’s great as a weeknight dinner and can be made in advance, just gather some grilled chicken breast, mixed vegetables and Il Villaggio Provolone Piccante. Sprinkle some oregano on top of the veggies, toss with garlic and olive oil and a delightful simple meal is born!

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