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
Fiore Sardo wheel - sheep's milk hard cheese, cut cheese - 1 lb/454 gr, Italy.
Sheep are very important to Sardinia, the island north of Sicily off the Italian coast. The landscape there is dotted with sheep everywhere you look. The sheep found on Sardinia are from ancient stock and live in the wild. Fiore Sardo is a straw-colored cheese with a brown rind. The Italian word Fiore means Flower. Thus this cheese is named the "Flower of Sardinia." A bit more forceful than Pecorino Toscano, a famous sheep's milk cheese from Tuscany, this Sardinian pecorino has a slightly salty flavor and a long finish. The Pecorino cheese is hard and grainy ... more »
- SKU: 121401
Sottocenere al Tartufo - cow's milk semi soft cheese with truffles, cut cheese- 16 oz/454 gr, Italy.
This semi-soft cow's milk exotic cheese has been aged in ashes to preserve it, according to Venitian farmer's tradition. These ash ingredients include nutmeg, cloves, coriander, cinnamon, licorice, and fennel. The cheese itself has black truffles in it and the rind is aromatized with truffle oil.
Appropriate wines: Powerful merlot from Napa or Tokay from Hungria.
Great for Italian food gifts.
- SKU: 121338
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
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
Pecorino Ginepro wheel - sheep's milk hard cheese, cut cheese - 1 lb/454 gr, Italy.
An unusual and arresting cheese made of raw sheep milk. Each 6 pound wheel of Pecorino Ginepro is soaked in an aromatic bath of balsamic vinegar and juniper before it is aged for a minimum of four months. The dark brown rind is created by the vinegar, though the lingering finish is kissed with gin-juniper rather than acerbic acid. Wrapped in paper, which contains moisture, the Pecorino cheese is always moldy, and benefits from a few hours 'breathing'.
- SKU: 121358
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 1300ís. 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
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.
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- SKU: 121347
Pecorino Romano Wedge- Genuine Fulvi - sheep's milk hard cheese - 0.5-1.06 lb/0.23-0.48 kg, Italy.
Pecora in Italian means sheep and Pecorino Romano is one of Italy's oldest cheeses. Today most Pecorino cheese is made in Sardina, Italy. This slightly spicy, sharp, tangy sheep cheese gets increasingly robust with age.
Compliments: Try Pecorino Romano with homemade bread, fresh fava beans and wine. Try whittling off shavings and enjoying with salami. It is also a treat with ripe pears and honey.
Appropriate Wines: Dry but rich reds, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah/Shiraz, Merlot, Zinfandel.
- SKU: 121344
Rustico Peperoncino - sheep's milk semi soft cheese with red pepper, cut cheese - 1 lb/454 gr, Italy.
A creamy, semi-soft sheep's milk cheese from the countryside of Rome with crushed red pepper. The cheese strikes a perfect balance between cheese and pepper and is very versatile.
Try melted on pizza, shaved over vegetables or in a salad.
- SKU: 121340