Sartori Espresso Bellavitano
Quick Overview :
The best part of waking up....is this espresso-rubbed Parm cheese in your life.
Country of Origin: Antigo, WI
Milk Type/Treatment: Pasteurized Cow
Rennet Type: Vegetarian
The Flavor Experience
Parm's buttery, nutty crunch gets contrasted by a bit of coffee bitterness, but not in an overwhelming way. Expect more of a toffee-ish cooked flavor balanced by just the right amount of bitter.
Sartori is an industry pioneer and fourth generation family company. (Can you guess why we like them?) Once upon the 1990s, they fashioned a cheese inspired by traditional Italian farmstead cheese, and named it BellaVitano, which means "the beautiful life." It became a smash cheese hit for having a likeness to Parmigiano Reggiano, but with a creamier mouthfeel and lower price point. It's won international, national, and state awards - that's a pretty big deal for an American take on Parm. They still make that cheese to this day, as well as a variety of different flavored iterations. We love them all.
Queue the Folgers theme song as you snack and go on a pop culture nostalgia trip. Drizzle with honey to sweeten up this slightly bitter bite, or pair with your favorite porter or stout beer.