Testun al Barolo - Beppino Occelli

200 g
Qty: Approx. 200g

Cheese and Wine met to exquisiteness! Once you taste this cheese you will be stunned!

Full-flavoured ‘testun’ cheese is coated with the pressed grapes used to make Barolo wine. The flavours of the cheese and grapes mingle together to create a flavour that is bitey, creamy, sweet, winey, buttery and sharp all at once. Once you cut through the coating of crushed grapes, the texture is flaky and melts-in-your mouth soft.

Testun loosely translates to ‘hard-headed’, referring to the texture of the cheese. It is typically from the Piedmont Alpes, made with cow, sheep and goat milk and aged for several months. Herdsman from the Alps used to age their cheeses under fruit, flower and hay to enhance their flavour. 
This cheese will be the start of your antipasto board! It is also used to enrich recipes like risotto, involtini di manzo (beef rolled), ravioli etc.

Accompaniments: Fig and grapes jam, figs, pears, grapes, dates, nuts, wholemeal crispy bread. 
Pairing: fruity flavored red wines like Nebbiolo and Pinot Noir. 

Beppino Occelli started his activities in the dairy business in 1976. Beppino Occelli's butter and cheese have always followed trends in taste, and in some cases have even anticipated them. Beppino Occelli's agricultural company is at the feet of the Maritime Alps, but still in a mountainous region, at an altitude between 600 and 1,500 metres: alpine pastures, meadows, farms, woods and stables.