Selection 3, 2012: Little Italy
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Hello cheese lovers,
Time for another exciting selection and this time, take a little tour of Italy with us. When you think of Italy, think of its amazing cheeses, over 450 varieties.
Our selection comes from producers we discovered over recent visit to the biennale Cheese Festival in Bra.
Rocchetta, Torino Italy - 300g unit
First, we have the voluptuously tempting Rochetta.
Made by Caseificio dell’Alta Langa in Piemonte, and more importantly by two of the most good looking Italian young men we ever met, Rochetta is made with a mixture of cow’s, goat’s and sheep’s milk. The texture is soft and creamy with a delicate thin rind. This cheese is so sensual that the only other thing you will want with it is a good glass of Pinot Grigio or Prosecco and good company!
The second cheese is certainly one of our latest arrivals!
Margot Con Birra, Piemonte Italy - 250g piece
Made by the Caseificio Pier Luigi Rosso in the Biella area, Margot con Birra is one of the family’s more recent creations. Enrico and Riccardo are brothers and the 4th generation of cheese makers in the family. Their great grand mother started the business in 1894.
Baronerosso, Treviso Italy - 250g piece
The third cheese comes from La Casearia Carpenedo in the Venetto region. The history of this company started in the early 1900’s when Ernesto Carpenedo, Antonio’s father, began to work in a little cheese shop in the village of Preganziol. Antonio developed ‘affinatore’ (refining) skills and became an expert in ‘ubriaco’ (drunken) cheeses.
Luigi Guffanti Gorgonzola Piccante, Piedmonte, Italy - 250g piece
Finally, we have the oh-so-great Gorgonzola Piccante, from Luigi Guffanti. For those who have been following us for a while, you would probably be familiar with our famous Affinatore from Arona in the Piemonte region. If not, let me introduce Carlo Fiori Guffanti to you. The story starts in 1876, when great grand-father Luigi Guffanti began to mature Gorgonzola in a recently purchased old silver mine in Valgana in Varese province. Today, Carlo and his own sons Davide and Giovanni are proudly maturing a whole range of cheeses in this wonderful atmosphere. We met all of them again in Bra last year, and they were happy celebrating Carlo’s new-awarded title of “Compagnons d’Honneur” at the Guilde Internationale des Fromagers. So if you are a Blue Cheese aficionado, this Gorgonzola Piccante is not to be missed! Fabulous with a desert wine type. Salute!
Glace Clementines, Italy - 160g
To serve with this selection we have included some glace clementines. This small citrus fruit is a varitry of mandarin with sweet flesh, no seeds and smooth skin they are ideal to glace. Plump and syrupy they will not only brighten your cheese board but also go beautifully with the sharp Gorgonzola.
Smelly Cheese Club Recipe
Cauliflower Soup with Gorgonzola Recipe
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