In Britain we tend to assume that grated Parmesan is served with nearly every pasta dish. In fact, relatively few dishes call for cheese. Pasta with seafood never has it, the whole aglio, olio family ignore it, and tomato sauces sometimes do, sometimes don’t. As a rule of thumb, if the sauce contains meat, butter or cream then Parmesan is required.
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