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Cheese Parmesan Kosher
This hard, dry CHEESE is made from skimmed or partially skimmed cow's milk. It has a hard, pale-golden rind and a straw-colored interior with a rich, sharp flavor. There are Parmesan cheeses made in Argentina, Australia and the United States, and Italy, Their complex flavor and extremely granular texture are a result of the long aging.Parmesans are primarily used for grating and in Italy are termed GRANA, meaning "grain" and referring to their granular textures. Pregrated Parmesan is available but doesn't compare with freshly grated. Both domestic and imported Parmesans are available in specialty cheese stores, Italian markets and many supermarkets. Kashrut (also kashruth or kashrus, ??????????) refers to Jewish dietary laws. Food in accord with halakha (Jewish law) is termed kosher in English, from the Ashkenazi pronunciation of the Hebrew term kashér (???????), meaning "fit" (in this context, fit for consumption by Jews according to traditional Jewish law). Jews who keep kashrut may not consume non-kosher food, but there are no restrictions on non-dietary use of non-kosher products, for example, injection of insulin of porcine origin. Food that is not in accordance with Jewish law is called treif (Yiddish: ???? or treyf, derived from Hebrew: ???????? trefáh). In the technical sense, treif means "torn" and refers to meat which comes from an animal killed by another animal, killed with a dull knife (so that it felt pain) or having a defect that renders it unfit for slaughter.[citation needed] Many of the basic laws of kashrut are derived from the Torah's Books of Leviticus and Deuteronomy, with their details set down in the oral law (the Mishnah and the Talmud) and codified by the Shulchan Aruch and later rabbinical authorities. The Torah does not explicitly state the reason for most kashrut laws, and many varied reasons have been offered for these laws, ranging from philosophical and ritualistic, to practical and hygienic. Islam has a related but different system, named halal, and both systems have a comparable system of ritual slaughter (shechita in Judaism and ?abi?ah in Islam). The Seventh-day Adventist Church, well known for their health message, expects adherence to the kosher laws, which they refer to as clean foods.[1] Adventists believe that adherence to the laws is not only healthy, but also keeps the body, the metaphorical temple, clean. Many members practice vegetarianism and veganism.