There's blue cheese - and then there's Rossini. For fans of creamy, spicy Lombardian blues and “ubriaco” wine cheeses, Rossini is a dream come true. At first glance, the blue-veined paste looks familiar, but the rind and the flavor are stained with sweet Italian wine. Bottom line, it's spicy and velvety with a mysterious dark fruit finish that leaves you wanting more. For all the headstrong flavors involved, this cheese is unbelievably well-balanced and definitely lives up to their slogan: “a harmonious symphony of tastes.”
This very new and unusual cheese comes from the region of Lombardy in northern Italy. Made with whole pasteurized cow's milk, Rossini is an erborinato
(marbled or blue-veined) cheese, and is particularly unusual as it has been cured with the must from the passito grapes from Pantelleria wine. The cheese undergoes a traditional aging of about 3 months, during which time the veining becomes more pronounced. The rind takes on light burgundy tints from the wine. It develops a distinct and rather piquant taste while maintaining its smooth and pleasant composure. This perfect blend of blue veining and sweet grape must results in a cheese which is slightly spicy, yet never exaggerated. A product of the countryside, Rossini is rich in hints of apricots and almonds, and all the fragrance of the flowers and herbs of the varied rich mountain pastures. It is a true symphony of tastes that peaks in a crescendo of marvelous gustatory sensations.
- Made from whole pasteurized cow's milk.
- Photo depicts whole 4 lb. form.
- We cut and wrap this item by the 1/2 pound.
- Please contact us to purchase the whole form.