Quadrello, Buffalo's Milk Cheese - 5 lb/2.3 kg, Italy.
Buffalo were originally brought to Italy in the 7th Century and references to cheese made from their milk appeared in the 1300’s. Today, Quattro Portoni makes over 25 different types of cheese from buffalo milk. We are lucky enough to carry their Quadrello di Bufala. Essentially buffalo milk Taleggio, it has a soft, ivory-pink washed rind with a deliciously creamy paste. The flavor is rich and slightly sweet.
- SKU: 121318
Rustico - sheep's milk semi-soft cheese with black pepper, cut cheese - 1 lb/454 gr, Italy.
This savory Italian specialty is enhanced by the peppers rather than overwhelmed by it. The 30 day curing time in cellars results in a creamy texture with a mild, balanced flavor finishing with the reserved sting of the peperoncino pepper.
The milk used in producing this cheese is from small producers with no extra additives or hormones.
Served with crackers, it would also be a nice accompaniment to fruit such as grapes, berries or melons.
- SKU: 121341
Cacio De Roma - sheep's milk semi soft cheese, cut cheese - 1 lb/454 gr, Italy.
This is a creamy, semi-soft sheep's milk manufactured in the countryside of Rome and aged for about four weeks. Known as "caciotta" for its small four pound form, Cacio de Roma is a classic table cheese from Italy with a very full, flavorful taste.
There are numerous ways to incorporate it into everyday cooking and it can be enjoyed as a snack, melted on pizza or served on a cheese plate.
- SKU: 121339
Parmigiano Reggiano - cow's milk hard cheese - aged 24 months - 9-11 lbs/4-5 kg, Italy.
Italian Parmigiano Reggiano cheese is a prestigious cheese, unique for its inimitable quality originating eight centuries ago in the area between Parma and Reggio Emilia. It contains a concentration of highly nutritious substances. Seven quarts of milk are needed to make each pound of cheese. Slow, natural aging produces an unparalleled taste, easy digestion and substantial nourishment.
Compliments: This cheese goes well as an addition to soups, salads, pasta dishes and veal/chicken.
Appropriate wines: Strong Merlot from Napa or... more »
- SKU: 121346
Parmesan Parmigiano Reggiano - cow's milk hard cheese DOP - aged 24 months - 18-22 lb/8.2-10 kg, Italy.
Parmigiano Reggiano is a prestigious cheese, unique for its inimitable quality originated eight centuries ago in the area between Parma and Reggio Emilia. It contains a concentration of highly nutritious substances. Seven quarts of milk are needed to make each pound of cheese. Slow, natural aging produces an unparalelled taste, easy digestion and substanzial nourishment.
Appropriate wines: Powerful merlot from Napa or Tokay from Hungria.
Compliments: This cheese goes well as an addition to sou... more »
- SKU: 121345
Pecorino Foglie di Noci - sheep's milk hard cheese, cut cheese - 1 lb/454 gr, Italy.
A hard aged sheep's milk Italian cheese wrapped in leaves, perfect with bread and red wine (and not at all like Pecorino Romano, another Italian sheep cheese most people are familiar with). It is not salty and best enjoyed slivered, with olives on a hot day. A farmhouse sheep's milk cheese from Emilia Romagna that is aged in walnut leaves in ventilated caves to enhance its flavor. Since walnut leaves ripen just twice a year, this Pecorino cheese is available seasonally.
Compliments: Foglie di Noci pairs nicely with artichokes and raw vege... more »
- SKU: 121403
Gorgonzola Piccante - cow's milk soft cheese, cut cheese - 1 lb/454 gr, Italy.
Cut Cheese. Gorgonzola "Piccante" is an aged version also referred to as naturale, stagionato or mountain Gorgonzola. It is firm and crumbly with a Dry, thick rind and sharp flavor. Gorgonzola Piccante is renowned for its lush consistency, penetrating aroma, and complex taste. By law and tradition, Piccante can be made in just two Italian regions - Piemonte and Lombardi. Aged at least 90 days, it is sharper than its younger counterpart, Gorgonzola Dolce.
Actual items may differ slightly from pictures shown.
- SKU: 121388
Grana Padano Parmesan - cow's milk hard cheese DOP, cooked, aged 16 months - 18 lb/8.2 kg, Italy.
Grana Padano is classified as a DOP cheese meaning it is one of the elite cheeses in Italy. It has a tangy, fruity flavor.
Aged 16 months: texture still creamy, only slightly grainy
- SKU: 121308
Padano D.O.P - cow's milk hard cheese - aged 16/18 months - 9 lb/4 kg, Italy.
The name Grana means grainy, referring to the texture of the cheese. It was created by monks in the 12th Century who made cheese as a way of preserving milk. By 1477, it was one of the most famous cheeses of Italy. We imports our Grana Padano from Farm 539.
Farm 539 is produced right on the confines of two provinces, Parma and Piacenza, just outside the production zone of Parmigiano Reggiano and precisely in the municipality of Villanova sull’Arda in. The producer of this wonderful cheese is Latteria Sociale Stallone, which has been making ... more »
- SKU: 121326
Ubriaco al Prosecco - raw cow's milk semi soft cheese, cut cheese - 1 lb/454 gr, Italy.
This raw cow's milk cheese from the Vento region in Northern Italy is also the home of Prosecco. During the aging process, the cheese is submerged in Prosecco (sparkling white wine) and covered in Prosecco grape must leaving a sweet and delicate yet very complex flavor.
Actual items may differ slightly from pictures shown.
- SKU: 121347