FRATELLI PINNA, BRIGANTE CHEESE W/PEPPERONCINI
A fanciful version of our most loved cheese. The paste is fresh and delicate, punctuated by tiny, fragrant small pieces of chili pepper.
FRATELLI PINNA, BRIGANTE WITH SAFFRON & BLACK PEPPER
Brigante by Pinna is a young sheep’s milk cheese hailing from the beautiful island of Sardinia. Aged for 20-30 days, this delicate, mild cheese is formed in basket weave molds, an ancient technique that has been used by shepherds who made pecorinos by pressing curds directly into woven baskets. Pinna then adds fresh saffron and black peppercorn during the cheesemaking process, resulting in a cheese with a rounded herbal quality and inviting bite. This lovely cheese has a delicate milky aroma and springy interior. Perfect for any cheese board with charcuterie and olives. Enjoy the Brigante with a mild, fruity red or crispy white wine.
FRATELLI PINNA, CAPRA SARDA
Pinna follows the principles of time-honored Sardinian tradition when selecting the finest goat’s milk in Sardinia to produce a hard cheese, with strong fragrant characteristics that come from the special essential oils in the grazing land of the Sardinian hinterland, where goat breeds are raised. The cheese is ready after being aged at least 4 months in Pinna’s traditional cellars. It has a cylindrical shape with flat sides. The rind is dark in color; the texture is hard, compact with an ivory-white color.
FRATELLI PINNA, FIORE SARDO
Produced according to ancient traditions in the sheepfolds by Sardinian shepherds with raw milk to preserve the high nutritional value of sheep’s milk. The texture inside is firm, it has a characteristic smoky aroma and a spicy, savory taste. It has the typical shape “a dorso di mulo” that means rounded sides, a wrinkled rind, smoked and dark in color due to the treatment with olive oil during maturation. The cheese inside is white tending to straw-yellow. After selecting the best cheese, the Pinna Company takes care of the maturation, the smoking process and the product marketing stage.
FRATELLI PINNA, MEDRO PECORINO
A semi-cooked cheese with an intense aroma, flavorsome and a typical product of the Sardinian cheese-making tradition. The rind is smooth, dark-yellow in color, surface-treated with olive oil; the texture is compact, more or less firm depending on the length of maturation, and pale-yellow in color. The unique characteristics of this cheese were officially recognized in 1996, by the award of the “Protected Designation of Origin” label, which has helped safeguard production technique, protecting the original flavor and increasing its presence on the market.
FRATELLI PINNA, SANTA TERESA PECORINO PDO
Typical soft, mild Sardinian table cheese, with a fresh and flavorsome taste. The rind is smooth, straw-yellow in color. The cheese inside is white with a few eyes. The unique characteristics of this cheese were officially recognized in 1996, by the award of the “Protected Designation of Origin” label, which has helped safeguard production technique, protecting the original flavor and increasing its presence on the market.
GOAT MILK RICOTTA SALATA, ITALY
Ricotta Salata is one of Italy’s most unusual and least understood cheeses. Making it from goat’s milk makes it even more unique. The goat’s milk curds and whey used to make this cheese are pressed and dried even before the cheese is aged, giving this pure white cheese a dense but slightly spongy texture and a salty, milky flavor — like a dry Italian feta.
Despite its name, this is not the soft, creamy Ricotta as Americans have come to know it. In Italian, Ricotta simply means “recooked”. It is a cheese-making process rather than a specific cheese. This goat’s milk Ricotta is also a salata, or “salted” cheese. As fresh Ricotta goes through its natural aging process, it becomes harder over time. This goat’s milk Ricotta Salata is not overly aged, making it semi-soft in texture.