iGourmet Formaggio del Cucina (Italian Cooking Cheeses)

The base of great Italian food is the quality of its ingredients. It is the simple combination of fresh fruit, vegetables, olive oil, wine, and of course great cheeses. This assortment offers an introduction to Italy's most famous staple ch...eeses that are essential to creating a good Italian meal. All of these cheeses are fantastic on their own but also add that special dimension to everything from pastas to risottos, to gratins, vegetable dishes, and salads. Their unique characters are a pleasure for the the palate to explore. Pecorino Romano is made from sheep's milk and aged over a year. Hard and dense, it is salty and tangy with a sharp spicy finish. Excellent shaved or grated. (8 oz) Provolone Piccante is mozzarella's older brother. Aged over nine months and made from cow's milk, it is sharp and spicy with a smooth finish. Perfect thinly sliced and melted. (8 oz) Parmigiano Reggiano is made from raw cow's milk and aged for over 18 months. Full flavored and nutty with a wonderful grainy texture. Serve grated or shaved. Don't forget to save the rind for stocks and sauces! (8 oz) Grana Padano Stravecchio Oro del Tempo is made from raw cow's and aged for over 22 months. Similar to Parmigiano Reggiano, it has an aged grainy texture, and nutty flavor. It has an amazing depth of flavor with sweet, fruity undertones. Use the same way as you use Parmigiano Reggiano, but note the difference in flavors! (8 oz) Please note that any item temporarily out of stock will be substituted with a similar item of equal or greater value. This item is not packaged as a gift. If you would like the gift packaged version of this item please click here. read more

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