Ancient Italian butchery is an art without equal. Discover the fascinating world of artisanal cured meats!
|Long maturation, up to 12 months and more
|Intense and piquant taste on the palate
|With delicious natural marbling
Memorable meal endings – Tastings between enthusiasts
WE CHOSE IT BECAUSE
it enchanted us from the first taste thanks to its intense and piquant flavour
Made from the milk of cows grazing in the Camonica Valley, Natural blue cheese “Gran Riserva” is a unique cheese, not to be missed if you are a true cheese enthusiast.
The colour in itself represents the magic of this cheese: the walnut-coloured rind hides a very dark yellow, almost brown paste inside, which intensifies as the cheese matures. The blue marbling that studs the cheese is completely natural: this means that it is not caused by the grafting of mould into the milk (as in the case of Gorgonzola), but is due to the very particular type of processing and paste.
On tasting, the texture is compact but buttery on the palate.
At the table, Natural blue cheese “Gran Riserva” is the best way to end a dinner. To appreciate it at its best, you can accompany it with a glass of Passito wine. If you love very strong combinations, on the other hand, don’t be afraid to pair it with a good glass of Rum: the intensity of its aromas can also withstand very high alcoholic content!
If your idea is to include it in a cheese tasting, take care to offer it last: its very intense flavour would otherwise risk covering up the following tastings!
INGREDIENTS AND BENEFITS
INGREDIENTS: Cow’s milk, Salt, Rennet
Cheese is the most 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 livelihood, 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 cheeses 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 cheeses. 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 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.