Caciocavallo is a member of the pasta filata family of cheeses, where the curd is stretched and kneaded to give the cheese an elastic texture and tangy flavor. Mozzarella, Scamorza, and Provolone also make up this style of cheeses. Caciocavallo, meaning "cheese on horseback," gets its name from the fact that these pear-shaped gourds look like two saddle bags tied together with a length of rope. A delicious cheese on its own, what makes this caciocavallo so exceptional is that it is made from pure water buffalo milk. While some cheeses are "mixed" and may only contain 10% buffalo milk, this caciocavallo from Campania Felix is the real deal. We love the unique flavor the buffalo milk gives this cheese, whether on it's own with prosciutto and fresh vegetables, or melted on a flat bread or in a panini. Available traditional or smoked, with varieties sold separately.
Campania Felix is a family run manufacturer of Mozzarella di Bufala Campana with a difference - the company owns it own herd of water buffalo. By owning their own herd, Campania Felix can guarantee the quality of the ingredients in their production. Owned by the Parente Family since 1919, Campania Felix marries traditional techniques with modern technology and is always respectful of the environment and their animals' well-being. Their company proudly displays the following quote from founder Enrico Parente at its corporate headquareters: "Only buffalo milk, milk enzymes, rennet and salt. These are the only ingredients to produce my Mozzarella. High Quality Mozzarella! On my word of honor".
- Made from pasteurized 100% water buffalo milk.
- Varieties sold separately.
- Comes in 4 lb whole form.
- We cut and wrap this item by the half-pound.
- Please contact us about purchasing the entire 4 lb caciocavallo.