Zucchini is also known as courgette. The flower is often used, stuffed with ricotta and fried in olive oil. The original and the best Parmesan, Parmigiano Reggiano is usually aged 2 years. It is a hard, dry cheese made from skimmed or partially skimmed cows milk. It has a hard, pale golden rind and a straw coloured interior with rich, sharp flavour. The commercial pre-grated cheese does not rate in comparison. Together, these 2 ingredients compliment each other wonderfully, along with the freshness of the Italian basil.