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Italian Cheese Platter

Olive Points: 590pts

Price £59.00

Description

Our Cheese Platter Hamper contains a selection of our favourite Italian mountain cheeses along with a set of four tasty sauces to pair with them:

 

Organic Pecorino Sardo DOP (200g) - Our organic Pecorino is a semi-matured, excellent quality artisanal cheese made in the little town of Dolianove in the Province of Cagliari.  Pecorino is one of Italy's oldest cheeses and features heavily in Italian cuisine! Pecorino Sardo is made with raw sheep's milk (giving it an authentic rural taste) and aged in ancient vaults.

 

Organic Parmigiano Reggiano DOP Aged 24 months (150g) - Artisanally produced at 1000m in the Appenine Mountains, this wonderful, aged Parmesan  is made from raw cow's milk as all DOP Parmesan should be.

 

Organic Taleggio DOP (200g) - Taleggio cheese has a long history, dating back to before the 10th century. The sale and exchange of Taleggio and other cheeses is documented in some 13th century historical documents. It originates and gets its name from Val Taleggio, just outside Bergamo,The people of Val Taleggio had a milk surplus and so needed to find a way to make use of it. They began making cheese which, once it had been aged in 'caves', or huts in the valley, could be exchanged for other products or even sold directly. 

 
Fontina DOP (200g) - Fontina is a semi-soft alpine cheese from the Valle d'Aosta. The name Fontina seems to come from a pasture called Fontin where this cheese was made. Other sources link it to the village of Fontinaz. The name could also come from the old French term “fontis” or “fondis” which used to indicate the special ability of this cheese to melt when heated.Fontina cheese has a DOP (Protected Designation of Origin) status, a milky aroma - 100 litres of milk are needed to make one Fontina, a creamy texture and a sweet flavour which intensifies with ageing. Its colour varies from ivory to an intense hay yellow colour. It is aged for an average of 80 days.

 

Gorgonzola Dolce (200g) Soft, creamy and mild, this 'sweet' Gorgonzola from a small artisanal dairy in Piemonte is often preferred by people who find the stronger version a little too strong and overwhelming. Still marbled with a bluey green, the cheese is pleasantly tangy. 

 

Set of 4 Cheese Accompaniments (40g each) - These 4 delicious mini jams go perfectly with our artisanal cheeses. It includes: Fig jam (pair with Parmesan and Pecorino), Tropea onion jam (great with Taleggio, Gorgonzola or Cheddar), chilli pepper jam (try with Pecorino) and chilli and pear jam (good with Asiago, Pecorino and Parmesan).

 

A gift message option is available at the checkout.

 

If we are out of stock of any item we reserve the right to substitute it with the most similar available item.

Please note also that we cut each individual piece of cheese freshly, so occasionally individual pieces may weigh slightly under or slightly over the stated weight.

 
Product Reviews
5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars Saturday 10 December, 2016 By Diane Birch
I purchased this hamper (with a bottle of wine) for a friends birthday and she said it was truly the best present she had ever received! Thank you.

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