Parmesan Substitute

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Parmesan Substitute

What vegetarian cheese can I substitute for parmesan ?
It has such a lovely strong flavour that we (family) love, it's in recipes like Delia's Cheese & Parsnip Roulade with Sage & Onion Stuffing.
I feel rather stupid but I just discovered that Parmesan cheese is NOT suitable for vegetarians (made with animal rennet or something)
So please can someone help?

Thank you, in advance,



There are quite a few alternatives.

It would usually be called "Italian hard cheese". Even the dried stuff in a tub is OK. Thats normally veggie.



Just ask at your local deli. counter, loads of producers of veg. parmesan these days.

Noreen, Board Moderator

Vegetarian Parmesan cheese

This is who Delia recommends in her recipes...

Lizzie Lancashire

Italian hard cheese

Hi, Sainsbury's do an Italian hard cheese which I've always found a good substitute for parmesan. Cheaper too!

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