It’s not every trend that comes around leaves you wanting more, but for cheese lovers, the cheese wheel pasta is the big food craze that people are talking about. This new food trend could become your obsession. You’re probably hearing about it for the first time, but it’s quickly becoming popular in Italian restaurants across the country. What’s all the hype about the parmesan wheel? Light will be shed on what the parmesan wheel is about and how you can experience this incredible melted cheese dish. Head to Strega North End to give it a try!
Cheese Wheel Pasta: What’s that?
The cheese wheel pasta, sometimes called “pasta Alla Ruota,” is a dish that mixes steaming hot cooked pasta in a hollowed cheese wheel. The scraped cheese inside the wheel melts when the freshly cooked pasta is added and mixed in, but it’s not unusual to go to a restaurant and see the cheese lit on fire to get it to melt. For visual effect, imagine a giant wheel of cheese, you carve out the middle, dump your choice of pasta inside, and you marry the two to create a cheesy melted delicious pasta dish. Picture your favorite pasta swimming in a pool of cheesy goodness. The tableside experience can be exciting, where some restaurants bring the cheese wheel to your table and create the dish right before your eyes for an unforgettable experience. Other variations of the dish by some restaurants include adding lamb or veal to the cheesy pasta.
DIY Parmesan Wheel
The cheese wheel could be a great party dish or a nice treat to have at a family gathering. The good thing is that you can learn to make this cheesy dish yourself. It’s pretty simple to recreate the parmesan wheel. Here’s how to do it:
- Take your cheese wheel and cut it open.
- Cook your pasta as usual until al dente
- To create a bowl shape with the cheese wheel, scrape the inside, keeping the cheese scrapings.
- Add the hot cooked pasta to the cheese scrapings inside the cheese wheel and mix pasta into the cheese until the cheese is melted and creamy and pasta is thoroughly coated.
- Add a little black pepper if you prefer, and serve right away.
How simple is that? Entirely.
Experience the Parmesan Cheese Wheel Table-Side
The parmesan cheese wheel tableside experience can be a mouth-watering and magical moment. You get the opportunity to see the chef in action at your chosen restaurant. This usually involves the chef bringing a giant cheese wheel to your tableside, and you’d watch as they make the cheesy dish. If you’re lucky, you may hear the history of the wheel and how the cheese was made, and its origin. Every restaurant that serves this dish has its style, so you could be in for a fantastic time and treat.
Visit Strega North End Today
Be our guest at Strega North End and whet your appetite with this unforgettable pasta dish! You’ll have the most incredible experience enjoying our delectable cheese wheel pasta dish. Visit us today in Boston’s North End. Make your reservation online or give us a call at (617) 523-8481!