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Moliterno al Tartufo

Grassy tang and a sweet finish are the backdrop for intense decadence.
$17.49 8 oz.

Product Description

Soft with oils and thick veins of black Truffle. The ideal vehicle for this sought-after delight of the earth.

Quick Facts

Country of Origin: Italy
Milk Type/Treatment: Raw sheep
Rennet Type: Animal

The Flavor Experience

This truffled cheese starts with an already remarkable base—Moliterno. The ever-popular pecorino preserves the grassy, tangy oils of the sheep’s milk and finishes unusually sweet: makings of the perfect vehicle for the ethereal earthiness of the prized black truffle. A paste of this earthly delight is injected into the cheese, incorporating itself as the wheel ages, and diffusing the distinct aroma throughout.

The Story

Milk isn’t the only thing cheese preserves. The black truffle has a limited season, but surrounded by the salts and oils of Moliterno, black truffles are yours year round. These wheels are rubbed with vinegar and olive oil as they age, highlighting the subtle bite already present in the cheese, and guarding against any escape of truffly-goodness.

Usage Tips

Pecorino, truffle, and honey make one of the most harmonious trios in the world of cheese-pairing. Starting with two-in-one, I recommend the gossamer Bee Raw Colorado Star-Thistle Honey with its almost marshmallow flavor. Moliterno al Tartufo can easily dominate the table, so choose a wine that can stand up but not overpower, like an earthy but floral Barolo. You may even find its kindred cheese-spirit in Testun a Barolo. Now THAT is one special cheese plate!

Straight From the Monger’s Mouth

“The truffle is just encased in the cheese. We’re not talking flecks here and there. It doesn’t matter, though, if your slice is heavily veined or not: that truffle essence punches through the whole paste. You simply cannot be let down with this one.

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