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Fresh Pecorino “Fresa di Ittiri”
|AZIENDA AGRICOLA CANU|
|about 500 gr|
|A very rare cheese from the ancient Sardinian tradition|
|Matured for only 1 month|
|Sweet and delicate flavor|
Lunches and dinners with family and friends
Fresa is a traditional product to be protected and handed down
Fresa di Ittiri cheese is produced only in Ittiri, a small Sardinian town, and is a unique sheep’s milk cheese because of its origins and the pressing it undergoes. This procedure derives from centuries-old customs: in fact, Fresa was once produced in summer and the high temperatures caused the wheels to swell; women used to take care of the curd and, to avoid this deformity they used to press the cheese with stones and bricks, giving it its characteristic flattened shape.
Rosa Canu and her shepherds are among the very few remaining producers of Fresa di Ittiri. This fresh sheep’s milk cheese is itself an anomaly on Sardinian soil, because since the island’s cheeses are notoriously firm and aged, this one is sweet and delicate on the palate, even with a hint of acidity.
Sardinian tradition calls for Fresa di Ittiri to be eaten with bread and seasonal vegetables. The right wine to enhance the delicacy of this Sardinian gem is a fresh, slightly acidic white.
INGREDIENTS AND BENEFITS
INGREDIENTS: Raw sheep’s milk, Natural calf rennet powder, Salt
Cheese is the most widely produced and most varied food in Italy. Every small town has its own methods and raw materials, passed down through the centuries to this day. But if it is such an ancient source of sustenance, consumed since time immemorial, can cheese be harmful to human health? The answer is quite clear, however, it is important to make distinctions.
Our ancestors used to consume cheese made from unprocessed milk milked from healthy, free-range animals. In recent years, however, the spasmodic pursuit of quantity has penalized the quality of life of dairy animals and consequently the quality of cheese. The pasteurization to which milk is subjected also deprives cheeses of all the microflora and nutrients so useful to the human organism.
The solution then can only be one: progress by moving backward. Raw milk cheeses, rich in vitamins, positive microbacteria and natural nutrients still exist and are what is healthiest you can eat.
By choosing cheeses from small producers you are assured of the healthy origin of the milk and the authenticity of the resulting cheeses. You will benefit in taste, nature’s true taste, in health, and you will help rebalance man’s relationship with animals. Can you ask for anything better?
We receive your order, prepare it and ship it in 24/36 hours.
We are aware that excellent products need excellent packaging and at the same time we cannot risk damaging in any way the precious Italian culinary jewels: for this reason our warehouse is equipped with temperature and lighting ideal for food preservation and the most delicate ones (cheeses, cold cuts and craft beers) are stored inside cold rooms. During shipping, on the other hand, each product is protected with the packaging most appropriate to its characteristics.
Cheeses and cured meats, which despite being aged require special care, travel accompanied by a special slow-release gel ice inside isothermal bags: in this way freshness is preserved until the goods arrive at your home.
For our craft beers, which are unpasteurized and therefore more sensitive to high temperatures than normal, we use a special isothermal bubble wrap, which can ensure that the accumulated cold is maintained for the shipping time while protecting the bottles from shocks.
To secure the precious bottles of Italian wine, we have equipped ourselves with special inflatable bags, designed solely for the purpose of immobilizing and protecting this product inside the box.
For jars containing a thousand Italian goodnesses, we use special protective bubble wrap liners.
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