Is it pronounced Parmesan or Parmesan?
For instances of the same suffix as borrowed into French see courtesan, partisan entry 1. The common American English pronunciation of Parmesan with zh may show dialectal Italian influence.
Why is Parmesan pronounced Parmejan?
Due to a poor attempt to pronounce the ‘ggi’ sound of the Italian word parmiggiano despite the word parmesan being English. For the Italian, the sound should be j as in the word junk. For Endlish parmesan, it should be pronounced like the s of the word zipper.
Is Parmesan same as Parmigiano-Reggiano?
Under Italian law, only cheese produced in these provinces may be labeled ” Parmigiano – Reggiano,” and European law classifies the name, as well as the translation ” Parmesan,” as a protected designation of origin. So within the European Union, per DOC regulations, Parmesan and Parmigiano – Reggiano are the same cheese.