Looking for parmesan cheese inside the grocery store?
A little bit of parmesan can really enhance a meal, but finding the parmesan you’re after can be a little difficult. This is because depending on the store (and the type of parmesan that you’re after), it can be located in different sections.
In this article, we’ll help you find it – as well as share some buying tips when shopping for parmesan cheese!
What Grocery Store Aisle Is Parmesan Cheese In?
Parmesan cheese can usually be found in the Italian food or condiments section of most grocery stores.
It is often located next to the spaghetti noodles, and is featured prominently on store shelves.
However, fresh grated parmesan may be located in the deli instead, or near the other cheeses offered by the grocery store.
Note that parmesan cheese is rarely sold refrigerated. While it may be located near other cheeses, it is unlikely to be directly next to them. Instead, look for a nearby, non-refrigerated shelf.
What Stores Sell Parmesan Cheese?
Because parmesan is such a popular cheese to add to so many different meals (not just Italian food!), it is carried by most major grocery chains.
However, the brands vary from retailer to retailer.
Below, you’ll find a list of what brands of parmesan are carried in each store:
- Walmart: Kraft, Frigo, Great Value, BelGioioso, 4C, Bella Rosa, Mama Francesca, Ambriola Locatelli
- Meijer: BelGioioso, Kraft, Sargento, Buitoni, 4C, Sartori, Fredereick’s by Meijer, Meijer
- Publix: Il Villaggio, Frigo, BelGioioso, Andrew & Everett, Kraft, 4C, Mama Francesca, Organic Valley, Sargento, Miller’s Cheese, Flora, Sartori, Publix
- Kroger: Kraft, Follow Your Heart, Private Selection, Simple Truth Organic, Sartori, Sargento, Ole Cotija, Kroger
- Costco: Cello, Kraft, Galbani, Kirkland
- Safeway: Lucerne, Signature Select, Primo Taglio, BelGioioso, Frigo, Sargento, Stella, O Organics, Andrew & Everett, Sartori
- Wegmans: BelGioioso, Stella, 4C, Miller’s, Wegmans
- Whole Foods: Il Giardino, Organic Valley, Follow Your Heart, BelGioioso, Sartori Cheese, 365 by Whole Foods Market
- Target: Good & Gather, Market Pantry, Rio Braiti, BelGioioso, Kraft
Where Is Parmesan Cheese In Walmart?
As you can see, Walmart carries several different brands of parmesan cheese.
Not only do they carry regular grated parmesan, but you can also purchase shredded parmesan or even entire parmesan cheese wedges!
But where do you find them in Walmart stores? Unfortunately, it varies – with such a diverse selection, the items are spread out throughout the store.
However, by using the Walmart app, you can find the exact aisle with the parmesan that you’re after.
Here, I’ve pulled up a search result for some of the parmesan cheeses carried in my local Walmart.
Once you’ve selected your local Walmart within the app, it will show you what aisle each product is on directly on the search results page.
You can see for example that the shredded cheese is located on aisle 39, the grated parmesan cheese on aisle 9, and the parmesan cheese wedge on aisle 42.
This may be different at the Walmart store you shop at. However, by using the Walmart app, you will be able to find it directly within your specific store.
What Are The Best Parmesan Cheese Brands?
We surveyed Reddit users as well as food specialists to determine the best brand of parmesan to buy.
Most people agreed that if you can help it, it’s well worth the price to pay for real Parmigiano-Reggiano, rather than parmesan cheese. In fact, parmesan is considered to be a generic, lower-quality of knockoff of real Parmigiano-Reggiano!
Parmigiano-Reggiano runs for $12-25 per pound in the United States, but a little bit can last you a long time. Therefore, it may be worth it to splurge for the absolutely best taste.
That being said, there are still some pretty good parmesan cheese brands available.
4C Homestyle is widely loved for its fresh taste, and Frigo makes an excellent shredded parmesan.
Kraft appears to be one of the most popular options, and is a solid all-around choice for spaghetti, pizza, and other cuisines. Though, this may be due to its wide availability and cheaper price.
Frequently Asked Questions About Shopping For Parmesan Cheese
Finally, let’s look over some frequently asked questions that shoppers ask while shopping for parmesan cheese.
Does Parmesan Cheese Need To Be Refrigerated?
No, parmesan cheese does not need to be refrigerated. However, it may last longer if it’s stored in the fridge after opening.
Is Parmesan The Same As Parmigiano-Reggiano?
No. Parmigiano-Reggiano is considered to be much higher quality than parmesan.
A cheese can only be considered Parmigiano-Reggiano if it comes from certain areas of Italy, and only uses approved ingredients.
Cooks and culinary experts widely agree that despite being more expensive than parmesan, it is well worth the extra cost to purchase Parmigiano-Reggiano instead.
However, once you try it, parmesan may not satisfy you anymore!
Does 7-Eleven Sell Parmesan Cheese?
Yes, 7-Eleven sells parmesan cheese. However, the only brand that 7-Eleven carries is Kraft.
Parmesan cheese is widely available in most grocery stores, in several different formats.
These include grated, shredded, and even slices of fresh parmesan cheese.
Depending on the store, parmesan may be located in the deli, in the Italian food section, or near the condiments.
I hope that you’ve found this article helpful. If you have any other questions about shopping for parmesan, please ask them in the comment form below.
Thanks for reading,
– James McAllister