This Italian-inspired, wine-drenched cheese from Wisconsin is a smash hit. Made by the Sartori cheesemakers, this hard gourmet cheese is inspired by both cheddar and Parmesan, giving it a rich and salty-savory flavor. Each wheel is soaked in Merlot wine, giving the rind a vivid purple hue, and the smell and taste of Merlot. Fruity and fermented flavors perfectly complement the creamy 'BellaVitano' cheese.
Merlot BellaVitano cheese tastes delicious with dried nuts and fruits, crusty Italian or French bread. Try pairing the cheese with wines such as Shiraz, Merlot and Pinot Noir. You can also pair India Pale Ales, hoppy pilsners or wheat beers for a refreshing combination.