jar of salsa di parmigiano with loaves of bread
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chunks of cheese on a cutting board
cheese and spices in a food processor
food processor
cheese chopped in food processor

Add the green onion, olive oil and black pepper and pulse again.  Put in a large jar or bowl and cover.  Let stand at room temperature for at least four hours to let all those flavors come together.  There is nothing like this and when spread on a warm loaf of bread straight from the oven, you’ll think you died and went to heaven.

onions and cheese in food processor
finished sauce in food processor
cup of sauce
jar of salsa di parmigiano with loaves of bread

Salsa di Parmigiano

Huge pleasure of dining at Bottega Restaurant in Napa Valley about 8 years ago and this was served at the beginning of the meal with warm, crusty Italian bread.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Course Sauces, Sides
Cuisine General
Servings 2.5 Cups
Calories 1857 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


  • 1/2 Lb. Parmesan cheese in block form
  • 1/2 Lb. Asiago cheese a fresh wedge
  • 2 Tsps. Minced garlic
  • 2 Tsp. Dried oregano
  • 1 Tsp. Calabrian chili pepper flakes
  • 2 Tbsp. Chopped green onion
  • 1 1/2 Cups Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tsp. Freshly ground black pepper


  • Remove any rind from the cheeses (save those rinds in the freezer to use when making soups, stocks and sauce). Chop the cheeses into 1-inch chunks. Place the cheese in a food processor with the garlic, oregano, and red pepper flakes and pulse until reduced to the size of tiny peas.
  • Add the green onion, olive oil and black pepper and pulse again. Cover and let stand at room temperature for at least 4 hours before using.


Calories: 1857kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 65gFat: 176gSaturated Fat: 48gPolyunsaturated Fat: 15gMonounsaturated Fat: 108gCholesterol: 123mgSodium: 2909mgPotassium: 168mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1417IUCalcium: 2150mgIron: 2mg
Keyword condiments, dips, sauce, sides
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