Italian Gourmet Cheese

Our Featured Italian Gourmet Cheese
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Provolone originally comes from the south of Italy but is nowadays produced in several regions of North Italy and no kitchen is likely to be without it. The cheese is sold in various shapes, melon-or pear-shaped, salami-shaped, bottle shaped or a truncated cone. The weight may vary per shape. BelGioioso imports Extra Sharp Provolone from Italy in large salami-shaped cheeses. The cheese is made from pasteurized cow's milk that is cooked and shaped and salted in brine and hung up to dry. Some cheeses are sold as young as two months, but six months or more is a more usual maturation period. This Provolone is aged for 12 months and has a sharp, distinct flavor that you may be looking for. Provolone is one of the great Italian gourmet cheeses that goes well in almost any dish that requires cheese. read more...
Browse our excellent selection of gourmet cheeses from Italy. Gorgonzola, Parmigiano Reggiano and Mozzarella may be the best known Italian cheeses, but so much more is coming from this southern European nation. Don’t overlook the Pecorinos, the Fontinas, Asiago and Taleggio and many more. Italian cheese is versatile and many cheeses are great in recipes; they add an extra dimension in both taste and texture to your cooking options. Try them and let us know what you think by giving us your opinion in a product review.

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  • Parmigiano-Reggiano is a member of the Grana family of very hard Italian cheeses and it has been produced in small-size dairy farms for many hundreds of years. In the English-speaking world this famous cheese is generally known as Parmesan. Parmesan cheese is made in squat drums which look rather like small beer barrels. The rind is a shiny golden brown color and has the name of the cheese printe... read more
  • The name of this traditional Italian cheese, Caciocavallo Silano, may be related to the practice of hanging the molds astride (a cavallo) horizontal rods. Caciocavallo Silano is a stringy semi-hard cheese. The rind contains small grooves left by the restraining cords. It is made from cow's milk and ripened for at least 15 days. Caciocavallo Silano can be oval or else shaped like a truncated cone, ... read more
  • La Tur is another lovely creation of mixed milk cheeses of the cheese manufacturer Caseificio dell'Alta Langa from the Piedmont region in Italy. La Tur is a small 8-oz. triple cream cheese that almost looks like a pastry in its own little paper cup. This gourmet cheese is made from a mixture of cow's, goat's and sheep's milk, has a mousse interior and a mushroomy aroma. The cheese has a straw col... read more
  • Taleggio D.O.P. is a soft Italian gourmet cheese that is considered a delicacy when served in dishes or when served on its own as a delightful Italian taste treat. It is a gourmet cheese of very old origins, perhaps even before the 10th century. Its regional origin was the Val Taleggio, in the province in Bergamo, from which derives the name of the cheese. Currently the area of production and ripe... read more
  • There are many tales about Gorgonzola cheese's origin. This great Italian gourmet cheese from Lombardy was simply known as 'stracchino' or 'stracchino verde' in the early twentieth century; an Italian gourmet cheese made from the milk of cattle tired from their long spring and fall treks to and from the Alpine pasture. As the cheese grew in popularity, a more specific name was needed and the choic... read more
  • Fontina Fontal is a cow's milk Italian cheese that is less assertive than the classic mountain cheese Fontina Val d'Aosta. Fontain Fontal is made with pasteurized milk, is semi-soft and elastic, it offers a nutty sweet flavor, is very meltable, its best use is for cooking, where it will form a dense layer of melted gooeyness; a great alternative for mozzarella or provolone. We cut and wrap this ... read more
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  • Verde Capra, (Green Goat) is a unique goat's milk blue cheese that is made by the cheesemaker Ambrogio Arnoldi in the Lombardy region of Italy, the same region that is known for the production of Taleggio. This large rindless cheese of approx. 25 pounds is made with pasteurized goat's milk, then inoculated with Penicillium roqueforti and matured for about 90 days. It is wrapped in foil to avoid dr... read more
  • Caciotta al Tartufo is a black truffle infused cheese made with pasteurized cow's and sheep milk in the region of Umbria. This semi-soft gourmet cheese is aged aged 60-75 days. The paste is mild and gentle in flavor and texture. While most truffle cheeses are just a bland cheese dressed up with truffle flavor, this one truly stands out. The earthy truffle flavor is nicely balanced by the vibrant t... read more
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