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.
INGREDIENTSRaw sheep’s milk, lamb or kid rennet, milk enzymes, salt.MATURATION: SMinimum aging of 4 months (that can be extended up to 8 months)
In the refrigerator or in cool place (around 4-6°C/40-43°F).
Whole wheel 3.5-4kg/8lb; h 18cm/7inches; Ø 22cm/9inches.
Whole wheel 3.5-4kg/8lb | Wedges.
Gorgonzola is Italy’s only blue-veined DOP cheese. At Caseificio Gelmini, Gorgonzola is handmade from start to finish. The magic begins with the purest and finest cow’s milk from Lombardy combined with a careful balance of ingredients. Each wheel is salted and turned by hand, enhancing the flavors of this slightly spicy, very robust version of the classic Italian blue. Piccante Gorgonzola features a firm interior with streaks of blueish-green veining. The hard rind, which is amber in color, protects the luscious, almost crumbly interior and its balance between sweet and savory.
Robiola Bosina is a bloomy rind, square shaped Italian cheese that is made from a blend of sheep and cows milk. Produced by the Caseificio dell`Alta Langa dairy in Piedmont, this cheese has a creamy, elastic and supple pate with a rind that is velvety and pillowy. Its appearance has a straw colored pate and a bright white rind. The cheese has full rich flavors that are earthy and mushroomy with undertones of sweetness and tanginess attributed to the sheep milk
Dolomitico is a semi-hard blue cheese prepared with pasteurized cow`s milk. It is aged for a minimum of 50 days during which the wheels are washed in both barley malt and double malt beer from Italy’s Dolomite region. The beer wash gives the cheese a dark brown rind beneath which lies a dense, crumbly paste with blue veins. Flavours are intense and persistent with toasty notes. Pair it with a light beer or a stout
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This ancient cheese is made from 100% sheep’s milk collected in the countryside of Rome and produced in Nepi, 15 miles north of the city. Aged 10 months to 1 year and coated in black wax per tradition, Fulvi® is in a class by itself. What separates Fulvi® from other Pecorino Romanos is the higher butterfat content of the whole (not skimmed) sheep’s milk from Lazio, making it less dry and hard than those made in Sardinia. The cheese is also less salty, allowing you to enjoy its rich flavor grated or eaten as is. Even a small amount will create a hearty flavor to enhance your favorite dish.