Conciato in Barrique con Foglie di Noce can be made with sheep's milk cheese (sometimes cow's milk cheese will be used), and it is the particular "sheep" culture (or starter) that will give this cheese its unique taste. This is a locally produced artisanal type cheese which is then "Barricato" or "aged in barrels" in layers of walnut leaves. It is seasonal, quite unusual, and has an interesting and pleasant taste reminiscent of the walnut leaves. Delicious served with slices of pear for dessert.
Il Forteto was established in 1977 by a mixed group of young students, workers, and teachers trying to realize their idea of life. They recuperated an abandoned agricultural farm located close to Florence, restored the home, and cultivated the land.
- Made from pasteurized sheep's milk.
- Photo depicts whole 9 lb. form of cheese.
- We cut and wrap this item by hand.
- Please contact us if you would like to purchase the whole form.