Parmesan Cheese: Old Faithful
While all cheeses contain umami, in this department, aged parmesan is unparalleled. Try to imagine a caesar salad without it, and you'll get the picture. But we also turn to it when depth — rather than cheese flavor — is what we're after: we use a parmesan rind to deepen the savory flavor of soups like minestrone. Buying at the supermarket? Get Boar's Head Parmigiano-Reggiano.