Introducing Provolone Cheese by Auricchio

August 14, 2013 1:03:51 PM EDT

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As a foodie, one is always on the lookout for a new or different product to ignite our taste buds. Today I bring you Provolone Cheese from Auricchio, the largest producer of provolone in Italy.

Auricchio is an Italian cheese making company that has been in the business of making cheese since the 19th century. The founder of the company created a special secret rennet to produce provolone cheese and within a few short years, was already importing his cheese to the United States due to the high demand of consumers, especially in Little Italy. The company closely guards this secret recipe, and rightfully so.

Auricchio Provolone Cheese is made from kneading and stretching of cow’s milk curd. The cheese is aged for at least 12 months and is semi-hard. With a distinctive rind with rust colored printing, the cheese is immediately recognizable, down to the smallest wedge. It is the long aging process and the secret rennet formula that are responsible for the unique flavor of the Auricchio Provolone Extra Sharp Provolone Cheese.

Aged Italian Provolones are so much more flavorful than standard issue provolone from the local grocery store, they really should be considered separate categories. The succulent, sharp and buttery flavor of this provolone will keep you wanting more. Auricchio Provolone is the preferred provolone throughout Italy and the rest of the world. Perfect for use melted on pizza's, sandwiches, alone as just a snack, grated on pasta, shaved on fresh carpaccio and in other numerous tasty variations.

If you are going to have some provolone cheese, you may as well have one of the world’s most famous Italian cheeses, Auricchio Provolone Extra Sharp Provolone Cheese. Be sure to also check out their other assortment of cheeses, which will surely satisfy any craving for cheese you may have.
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Moliterno Italian Cheese Aged 6 months with Truffles

Are you a foodie like me, always looking for something different to tantalize your taste buds? Well look no further than a wedge of Moliterno Italian Cheese Aged 6 months with Truffles.

What’s so special about this cheese you ask? Well for one, the cheese gets its name from the town where it originates, in the Basilicata region of Italy. This cheese is also special because it is a sheep cheese made by blending a small percentage of goat’s milk into it as well. The cheese goes through a tender and loving process where it is formed in a basket over 24 hours and then left to age. But it is not ignored during the aging process; instead the cheese is constantly rubbed with olive oil to help it retain its moisture, adding a little tender loving care to the process. There are three classifications of this cheese that are based on its maturity. It can be “primitive,” which means it was aged between 2 and 6 months, “mature,” if it was aged at least 6 months, and “extra,” to denote a cheese aged at least 1 full year.

But what is really special about this Moliterno Italian cheese is the delicious truffles that are studded throughout the cheese. What a treat to have truffles in your cheese, giving it that something extra special and extra bit of unique taste. Unlike most cheeses that contain truffles, in the Moliterno Italian Cheese, the truffles are not added until the cheese is well aged. This ensures that even if the chunk of cheese you get does not have a truffle in it, the flavor is infused throughout.

The flavor is rich and salty with a strong bite and crumbles with a rich golden color. Pair this Moliterno Italian Cheese Aged 6 months with Truffles with a nice fruity red wine for a perfect combination to enjoy anytime.

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