Sottocenere Al Tartufo Sold by the pound
An elegant truffle cheese aged in ashes as per Venetian tradition. Smooth, silky and irresistible.Cow's milk, truffles rind covered with Coriander, Cinnamon, Nutmeg Liquorices, fennel, anise cloves and truffle oil. Please select 2 days air for shipping. Sottocenere al tartufo is a very pale yellow to off-white cheese with truffles that has a grey-brown ash rind. It has a somewhat mild taste and is semi-soft in firmness.
Sottocenere (meaning "under ash") is originally from Venice, Italy, and is made with raw cow's milk and slices of truffles, then rubbed with various herbs and spices. It is aged in an ash rind as a way to preserve it over a long period without losing flavor, a tradition in the Venetian region. The ash is also used to convey subtle flavors into the cheese, with a variety of spices (cinnamon and nutmeg, among others) mixed with the ash.