COOKING TIP: Cheese Rinds

Keep cheese rinds (Parmesan, Romano) in your refrigerator or freezer and add to soups or vegetable and meat broths . It will give an additional dimension of flavor to whatever you are cooking. When finished cooking, rinds that have not melted can be minced and added to whatever they were cooked in as part of the dish to give an additional textural aspect to the dish,or be discarded. In either case, the liquids in which they were cooked will have their flavor enhanced by having had the cheese rind added during cooking.