Parmesan cheese is a hard, granular cheese that is traditionally made from cow’s milk. It is a type of Italian cheese and is often used as a grating cheese, for example, on pasta dishes, risottos and salads.
While Parmesan cheese is not considered vegetarian, as it is traditionally made from cow’s milk, there are some vegetarian alternatives available in the market, made from plant-based milk such as soy milk, almond milk, and cashew milk, that mimic the taste and texture of Parmesan cheese. These alternatives are suitable for vegetarians and vegans and can be used in the same way as traditional Parmesan cheese.
However, it’s important to note that not all Parmesan cheese alternatives are vegan, some of them contain rennet which is a product of animal origin. So, it’s always a good idea to read the label and check the ingredients before purchasing.
It’s also possible to make Parmesan cheese at home with a combination of ingredients like nuts, nutritional yeast and seasoning, this way you can ensure it’s vegan and tailor it to your taste.