Cheese & Butter Guide by Marky's
According to the long and amazing history of this versatile dairy product, the origins of Italian cheese, or formaggio, as Italians call it, trace back to the Roman Empire. On the European territories Romans were the first to create and develop the complete technologies of the cheese making, which they managed to spread throughout the whole empire. The results of the Romans’ experiments with the duration and conditions of the cheese aging process were retained and refined in monasteries by monks, who kept the ancient traditions and continued to perfect the techniques.
Today’s Italy gastronomic heritage numbers nearly 400 sorts of cheese. The main feature of Italian cheeses is that some of them can be served separately as a special part of your cheese plate, while others are the integral parts of different recipes. Among the world most famous Italian cheese brands you can definitely recognize Parmiggiano Reggiano, Mozzarella and Grana Padano cheese.
We are glad to offer you a wide range of various types of Italian cheese labeled by PDO and PGI control. The high quality and unique peculiarities of the products make them the ever-present components of your daintiest cookery.
Parmiggiano Reggiano is still rightly considered to be the King of Cheeses. Both its title and unique cookery qualities do justify the Parmiggiano Reggiano price.
Pecorino cheese covers many cheese types with the well-known Pecorino Romano and Pecorino Toscano. Traditionally, all Pecorinos are firm creamery cheeses.
Fontina Val d’Aosta takes its honorable place among the oldest cheeses in Italy. The Fontina cheese taste is a lovely mix of nuttiness and aromatic herbs, and it never loses its dense pungent flavor when melted.
Piave is one of those Italian cheeses that is perfectly suited both to eating and cooking. Its distinctive full-bodied odor gets stronger with age, while its taste combines creamy mellowness and herbaceous tanginess.
Gorgonzola cheese is one of the world’s oldest blue cheeses. With its sticky soft texture in conjunction with piquant creamy taste the cheese suits well to any appetizer or main dish, and even to pears or grapes.
Taleggio cheese dates back to the Roman times. It is known for its intense scent and rich buttery taste with faint sweet and sourish traces. The cheese is a fine condiment for salads or risottos and polentas when melted.
Cacio de Roma is one of Italian classic table cheeses. Having milky flavored creamy texture and full-flavored tangy taste, the cheese is a good component of any snack, salad or pizza.
Fontal cheese adds some special Italian experiment to your cookery. Its texture is soft and silky, and it has a mild tart flavor with a tangy touch. It is excellent both for simple snacks and hot dishes.
Ubriaco cheese is one more fabulous table cheese with tender wine aroma and rich taste. The name “ubriaco”, meaning “drunken”, is derived from the original making technique. The cheese is soaked in Prosecco wine developing its flowery flavors and shining as a perfect addition to various appetizers.