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Some refer to Provolone as Italy's national cheese. It was originally produced in Campania in the southern part of the country. Curiously, Provolone production is now centered in the north in the Piedmont and Lombardy regions. Like mozzarella, Provolone is a pasta filata cheese, meaning that it is produced by stretching fresh curds into a taffy-like consistency. In the case of mozzarella, the cheese is sold and served fresh. For Provolone, the stretched curd is molded into a pear or torpedo shape, then tied with rope and hung in an aging cave for 3 to 12 months.

Perhaps the most famous Provolone producer is Auricchio, a family business that dates back to 1877. Recently, Auricchio opened a plant in the US to satisfy the excessive demand for their Provolone for the American market. The Auricchio Provolone Piccante available on igourmet.com is the authentic imported-from-Italy version, aged for 12 months and offering a sharp, spicy flavor that tickles the tongue. It is excellent as part of an antipasto course, paired with olives and red wine. Keep in mind that this aged Provolone is quite sharp, meaning that a little bit goes a long way.

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Latest Customer Reviews for Provolone Piccante by Auricchio
By Carmine Garofalo
from Ocala, FL 34476
on Jun 23, 2014
Provolone cheese
Provolone is great. My only problem is the price of the cost to ship this item which almost equals the price of the cheese.
By Carmine Garofalo
from Ocala, FL 34476
on Mar 09, 2014
Provolone cheese
My only problem with the provolone was at the wax end. This part of the cheese had a hard spot, whereas, the rest of cheese was great. Other than that the cheese was great and I would purchase it again.
By Walter DeVoe
from Atlanta, Ga.
on Dec 22, 2013
excellant quality
I enjoyed both of the cheeses that I purchased. I made eggplant parmigian and it was quite tasty.
By Bob's Kitchen
from Colorado
on May 05, 2013
My favorite provolone
Can't be beat. Best with any hard salami and some sweet roasted peppers at room temperature. Yum Oh!
By Bob's Kitchen
from Colorado Springs, CO
on Apr 21, 2013
There is provolone and then there is PROVOLNE!
None better. Just the right amount of sharpness. It has a moderately firm texture that slices easily with a knife when it is at room temperature.
By tsmichelle
from Yorktown, VA
on Mar 18, 2013
I would recommend this!
Ordering was easy. Cheese was almost as good as the cheese Nana got from CT. Delivered as promised.
By Denise W
from Charlotte, N.C.
on May 12, 2012
Great Cheese but shipping charges are high
The cheese is excellent but unfortunatly I ship it to a family member in Puerto Rico and the shipping charges are high in my opinion.
By Kathy
from Arizona but gift sent to Texas
on Dec 18, 2011
Great service
The one I sent the gift to said it was boxed lovely. They have not let me know if contents were tasty, but I'm sure they were , they love that kind of cheese. Thank you for such fast service. If I could change things, we could include a wine sent with our gift basket.
By Shannon
from Phoenix, AZ
on Nov 27, 2011
Everything a provolone should be!
This is a perfect provolone, has a lovely sharp bite and a warm, rich cheese base.
By Gene Sapp
from Knoxville, TN
on Jul 31, 2011
Provolone Piccante/Auricchio
This is the provolone piccante to fall in love with. Savory, salty with just the correct amount of bite that I recall from my childhood when I made provolone piccante and onion and homemade bread sandwiches for snacks.
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