Sartori Raspberry Bellavitano
Quick Overview :
Great American Parm-style soaked in a tart raspberry ale. Beer and cheese, together as one!
Country of Origin: Antigo, WI
Milk Type/Treatment: Pasteurized Cow
Rennet Type: Vegetarian
The Flavor Experience
Crunchy and crystalline, with a fruity finish. Just the right little bit of ruby-red raspberry flavor combined with hazelnut and brown-butter crunchiness makes for a great snacking cheese.
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.
If it's soaked in beer, why not eat it with beer? Add a fruity ale and some real dried fruit for the full snacking experience. If you prefer wine, go for a glass of Merlot.