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Parmesan Wheel Week 2022

Eat pasta served straight out of a parmesan wheel.
By Sarah Ward
May 25, 2022
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By Sarah Ward
May 25, 2022
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UPDATE Tuesday, June 14: Cucinetta's parmesan wheel pasta special has proved so popular, it's been extended for another two weeks, now running until Sunday, June 26. The following has been updated to reflect the change.

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Pasta and parmesan are one of Italian cuisine's perfect pairings. Eat the former without the latter, and your tastebuds will know the difference. And while sprinkling your spaghetti with fine shavings of hard cheese is all well and good (and delicious), that's nothing compared to devouring a bowl of pasta that has been prepared inside a parmesan wheel.

If it sounds like all of your culinary dreams come true, that's because it is — and it's the dish in the spotlight at Cucinetta's returning Parmesan Wheel Week. After a swag of successful previous events, the South Yarra restaurant is bringing this cheesy situation back for 2022, once again serving up the Italian specialty pasta cacio e pepe straight out of a wheel of 24-month Parmigiano Reggiano. And, despite the name, the $39.99 special is actually running across four whole weeks, after being extended due to popular demand.

Given that cacio e pepe is a pasta concoction made with parmesan and pepper — think fancier, tastier mac 'n' cheese — the results promise quite the cheesy meal. It will be available at Cucinetta for lunch from 12–3pm and dinner from 5–9pm between Tuesday, May 31–Sunday, June 26. We'd tell you to arrive hungry, but we're sure that just thinking about it already has you feeling ravenous.

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