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
Malvarosa - sheep’s milk semi-soft cheese - 4 lb/1.8 kg, Spain.
To save the nearly extinct Guirra sheep, Valencian cheesemaker Enrique began producing this Manchego-like wheel. Frankly, we think it blows Manchego away. The paste is firm, but far more buttery, and incredibly rich and sweet. More like the popular favorite Pyrenees Brebis, this one is compulsively edible, down to its nearly butterscotch finish. Aged for a minimum of three months; careful cheesemaking and gentle pasteurization preserve an enormous hit of succulent flavor. A beautiful Valencian cheese produced from Guirra sheep's milk, a revived, almost extinct breed of shee... more »
- SKU: 121114
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
Manchego Mini "El Trigal" - aged sheep's milk semi soft cheese - 2.2-2.4 lb/1-1.1 kg, Spain.
El Trigal is produced by the Corcuera Family, which was the first in all of Castilla La Mancha to make and commercialize Manchego cheese. The best cheese is produced when the milk is the richest, which is between August and December.
This Spanish cheese Manchego is extremely buttery and aged to perfection at either 3 months, 6 months (semi-curado) or 1 year (anejo).
Appropriate Wines: Rioja Alta, Penedes, young cabernet. You can also try with a beer.
- SKU: 121154
Brebicet - sheep's milk soft cheese, white flowery rind - 4.5 oz/125 gr, France.
Wrapped and labeled in a transparent film and paper.
Made excusively from ewe's milk, Brebicet is a smooth and creamy cheese. Its flavor is something rather different, combining strength and mildness in a supple paste that melts in the mouth.
Brebicet is a great idea at any time for a little treat, with special kinds of bread (farmhouse, walnut, currant loaf) or with fresh or dried fruits. Its delicate aroma and balanced flavor give it a an unusual, authentic character.
Goes well with special breads or with fresh or dried fruits.
Appropriate wines: Port-wine, Muscat, Banyuls, sweet wines
- SKU: 120209
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
Tomme Brebis - Medium Agour - 4 months pressed, sheep's milk AOC cheese light red, cut cheese - 1 lb/ 454 gr, France.
Amidst the gorgeous rolling mountains of the Pyrenees, the natural geographic border dividing France and Spain, lie vast pastures providing fertile grazing for milk-giving sheep. It is from this unpasteurized milk that the Agour company, a family company steeped in tradition, creates this magnificent cheese. Aged for a minimum of 4 months, this AOC protected raw milk cheese is of a quality and complexity rarely seen. A slightly dry texture gives way to a creamy, buttery quality in the mouth, and the flavors hint at both ... more »
- SKU: 120206
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