Quick Overview :
Medium, firm, and ready to unravel. A one-two punch of flavor!
Country of Origin: Italy
Milk Type/Treatment: Pasteurized Cow
Rennet Type: Animal
The Flavor Experience
Made with the well guarded "secret Auricchio Extra-Sharp rennet," Auricchio provolone is seriously sharp and one of the world's most famous and favorite cheeses. Though aged for three years it maintains a surprisingly creamy texture.
Since opening its doors in 1877, not much has changed over the last 140 years. Each form is still made by hand utilizing a secret rennet recipe specifically designed to bring the pain. Though mostly employed as a 'snacking cheese,' Auricchio provolone is a workhorse of the kitchen. It can be eaten as is but can also be shredded, breaded, baked or fried. Delicioso!
Try Auricchio with Bresaola and fire roasted tomato.
Straight From the Monger’s Mouth
Truly unique, flavorful, sharp prov.
Posted by The Big Dipper on 11th Feb 2016
This is the style and quality of cheese you would find in a specialty shop for twice the price. Scratch that, it is not the style of provolone you'd find elsewhere, because it is singular in its blend of sharpness, creaminess, potency and smoothness. The texture is ostensibly drier than most provolone and it has a slightly pungent odor, but on the tongue both texture and flavor smooth out harmoniously. I found this cheese by chance while living in Colombia, it was part of the oddball revolving door of imported stuff at Jumbo, the Chile-based supermarket chain. It looked appealing so I bought half a pound. I came back four days later and bought the entire block. You don't get cheese this good in this country! Even in a fat man's heaven like Philadelphia, this cheese is formidable. Highly recommended.
Best Provolone brought to America
Posted by Martha Falsetta on 21st Jan 2016
Married into an Italian family years ago, been in love with their food for decades and finally, after lengthy searching, found someone who sells the best Italian Provolone in Philadelphia, plus they have the ability to share and will ship it almost anywhere!