A Guide to Italian Cheeses

VARIETY FLAVOR SERVING SUGGESTIONS

Bufala
Mozzarella

Buffalo’s milk cheese. Creamy with a mild, delicate flavor.

Arrange these three cheeses on a platter and pair with the following condiments and wines.

Condiment Pairings:
• Balsamic vinegar
• Prosciutto

Wine Pairings:
• Ibidini Insolia
• Valle Dell Acate Frappato

Trugole

Cow’s milk cheese. Creamy and sweet with tangy citrus flavor.

Parmigiano-
Reggiano

Aged cow’s milk cheese. Fragrant with nutty cream flavor.

Boschetto

Blend of cow’s and sheep’s milk. Infused with shaved Italian black truffles. Deeply
rich and regal flavor.

Arrange these three cheeses on a platter and pair with the following condiments and wines.

Condiment Pairings:
• Cerignola olives
• Speck

Wine Pairings:
• Valle Dell Acate Cerasuolo
• Vasari Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

Lagrein

Cow’s milk cheese washed and cured with the must of Lagrein wine grapes. Flavors of garlic, smoked meats, and salami.

Grana Padano

Semi-aged, hard cow’s milk cheese. Fragrant with mild flavor that has hints of orchard fruits at the finish.

Taleggio

Cow’s milk cheese. Rich, creamy, and boldly aromatic.

Arrange these three cheeses on a platter and pair with the following condiments and wines.

Condiment Pairings:
• Sopressata salami
• Asaro lemon olive oil

Wine Pairings:
• Tramin Chardonnay
• Vasari Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

Pecorino Renero

Sheep’s milk cheese rubbed in olive oil. Rich flavor with hints of grass and straw.

Piave

Aged cow’s milk cheese. Firm texture with nutty and crisp finish.