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Calabrian Butirro Cheese

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Weight: 250g (approx.)

Butirro is a very special cheese you may not have heard of yet! A typical dairy product of southern Italy, it is said to have been invented in Calabria. This authentic invention which dates back to ancient times can be considered a precursor of vacuum packing as the outer part of the cheese was used to store the butter inside for many months before the time of fridges!

The outer layer of semi-seasoned curd cheese is made from cow's milk and stretched to form an elongated shape, inside the cheese you find a heart of pure soft and creamy butter with a full flavour.

Our Butirro cheese comes shrink-wrapped. Once open wrap well with foil and it will keep in the fridge for around a week.


Cow’s milk, rennet, salt, butter. No preservatives.

Our Producer


Fattoria Bio is a beautiful, huge organic family farm in the Sila Mountains in Calabria run by Mario and the rest of the Grillo family. The family's love of their land and of their free range animals shines through their products. The uncontaminated setting and the pure water of the Silane springs adds to the unique taste of the organic products produced on the Fattoria Bio farm which are the pride of the Grillo family. 

Fattoria Bio has kept alive the traditions of the families of shepherds who have worked this land for four long generations. The farm covers about 100 hectares in Sila and 50 in Rossano and twice a year even today the shepherds make the journey from the mountains down to the Marina - a 55km pilgrimage which follows the seasons and nature,