Price: $7.99 /8 oz.
Unit Size: 8 oz.
Cheese Type: Grating, Melting, Seasonal
Cheese Texture: Semi-Firm
Cheese Milk: Cow
Description: Born of the ancient cheese-making tradition of northeastern Italy, Brenta is firm but creamy, sweet and herbaceous. The milk is collected locally from the Italian Alps where the variety of grasses is unique.
"Brenta is a mountain cheese that melts great and works well as a snacking cheese on gameday."Rainone
This cheese is made in the northeastern region of Italy and takes its name from the river that runs through Trentino Alto-Adige and the Veneto region to the Adriatic Sea. Born of the ancient cheese-making tradition of northeastern Italy, Brenta is firm but creamy, sweet and herbaceous. The milk is collected locally from the Italian Alps where the variety of grasses is unique, and notes of flavors from the wild flora influence the palate. The dairy that makes the cheese has built its caves in an old converted castle nestled in the shadow of the towering mountains beyond.
Our cheesemongers hail Brenta as a table cheese that everybody loves, like a cross between the best characteristics of Montasio and Asiago. We recommend pairing with Chianti or Barolo for wines, or lager or IPA for beer. It works amazingly well as a table cheese, served in a simple savory and rustic fashion alongside olives, nuts, or cured meats like Prosciutto or Speck. We’re also serving this cheese in the same ways we use other Italian cheeses – melted over seasonal vegetables or pastas, shaved over salads, or grated over soups.
Chianti or Barolo
IPA or Lager