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The word "testun" means stubborn in Cuneo dialect. This cheese is aptly named, as it is the most difficult to produce among all cheeses from Mondovi (Robiola, Raschera, Ormea, Valcasotto) and it is the one which requires the longest time to ripen (twelve months on average). It is made from pure sheep or goat's milk, depending on availability, although sometimes a little cow's milk is added as well. Whichever milk is used, it all comes from animals that graze freely on alpine pastures, lending the cheese the perfumes of wildflowers and grass. Depending on the meadows and the season, the cheese can take on the aromas of thyme, chamomile, mint, licorice, or caramel.

During its aging, Testun acquires extraordinary characteristics and becomes a great cheese. Its color is straw-yellow and its consistency is slightly crumbly. Some Testuns are chosen to be ripened while coated with pressed Nebbiolo grapes, the same grapes used to make Barolo wine. These cheeses are aged in small oak barrels. When this is done, this already excellent cheese is enriched with fruity wine flavors that further enhance its complexity.

  • Made from pasteurized sheep, goat, or cow's milk.
  • Whole form is 15 lbs.
  • We cut and wrap this item by hand.

Size: 7.5 ounces Item: 1431
$16.99

 






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Latest Customer Reviews for Testun al Barolo
By Ann
from IA
on Sep 02, 2017
Testun al barolo
This cheese is a big hit with everyone! The skin is grape leaves and seeds that taste like wine and have a slight crunch. The cheese is delicious and dry. It crumbles some but every morsel is inhaled !
By JACQULINE
from ALASKA
on Dec 29, 2015
Magnifico Yum
Excellent quality, taste, superior cheese.
By Angela
from Boise, Idaho
on Jul 30, 2012
Testun al Barolo
This is an amazing cheese! Great flavor and texture!
By Debra
from Tampa, FL
on Jun 04, 2012
Fantastic Discovery!
We just had this cheese at Eataly in Torino and it was one of the most delicious discoveries of our month-long journey. The crunchy grape leavings add a whole new dimension to an already fabulous cheese. Couldn't wait to share it with friends who agreed that it is a rare treat. We will all be ordering it again!
By Rosario E. Torres
from San Antonio, Texas 78223
on Apr 12, 2012
Crumbly and fruity and delicious!
Love this wonderfully tasting Testun al Barolo. It's got a mildly sharp taste and the grape skins it's covered in gives it a light grapy taste. I eat it on sliced bread with a sweet mustard and it's so good.
By usaqh
from Florida
on Dec 18, 2011
Heaven best describes this cheese
If you miss this cheese - shame on you ! Wonderful with a glass of dry red wine. My dog was 3 rooms away, sleeping, and apparently the smell of the cheese made it to his doggie nose .... After one taste, his tail is awaggin in approval ...
By CynBio
from Catonsville, MD
on Jun 26, 2010
crowd-pleaser
I personally found this cheese a little too salty for my tastes, but I'm not a huge salt fan. Past the salt, the flavors really blossom on the tongue - nutty and floral all at once. Everyone I shared it with loved it, so I'm voting with the crowd and giving it 5 stars.
By Ron
from Vermont
on Jun 25, 2010
Best Cheese Ever
Best cheese ever, first tasted it in Italy
By socalfoodie
from san diego
on Dec 25, 2008
not your grocery store cheese
Was looking for a seed covered cheese I bought in NYC many years ago. This wasn't it and it is a very unusual cheese. Would buy again for special parties.
By Larry
from PA
on Jun 06, 2007
OH my Goodness!
Serve this with you favorite Italian red and look out. This is a fine selection.
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