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cheese Types of Cheese

cheese | Canestrato

Cheeses | Canestrato


It is used alone or combined with cookies, nuts such as almonds, raisins, nuts, hazelnuts, fruits, in hors d’oeuvres and salads. The intense flavor and crisp texture make it perfect to eat with a slice of bread. It can also be served with olives, dried tomatoes, crusty bread and dry red wine. It is equally nice as an appetizer.


Refrigerated between 4 and 8 ° C. Maximum consumption closed for 6 months. After opening it is recommended to store the cheese wrapped in a plastic sheet or in a container that isolates its contents from the humidity conditions, microorganisms and aromas of the refrigerator. Its maturation time is two months, and its maximum consumption time is 6 months.


This cheese is made with sheep’s milk. It presents with a brown and striped bark, the internal part is straw yellow. Its texture is compact and homogeneous. It has an intense smell, which is typical of pecoriri cheeses. Its flavor is milk with herbs in cheeses of medium maturation and dry straw and hazelnut toasted in those more mature. The taste is firm and tends slightly to the spicy. P>

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