The Rifugio Crucolo is a restaurant built by one of the Purins' ancestors at the beginning of the nineteenth century in the heart of Trentino. It has always made a name for itself as a meeting place for travelers, herdsmen, and the well-known "caradori" who have always found, near its fireplace, a slice of steaming polenta of Crucolo, a good glass of wine and a typical dish of the local tradition.
Crucolo (the cheese) has a moist texture, dotted with holes, and is made from raw cow's milk. This cheese is aged in the cellars of Rifugio Crucolo along with various kinds of cold meats and salami, wines, liqueurs and grappa. These scents and molds give the cheese of the Rifugio Crucolo that sweet-bitter-spicy taste which makes it so unique.
- Made from unpasteurized cow's milk.
- Photo depicts whole 27 lb. form of cheese.
- We cut and wrap this item by hand.
- Please contact us if you would like to purchase the whole form.