Qty: Approx. 270g
Provolone Cheese, like mozzarella, is a pulled or stretched curd cheese with two varieties. Dolce (mild Provolone) is aged for just two to three months. It is a semi-soft, mild, smooth table cheese. Piccante is aged for six to twelve months and has a much stronger flavor..
Provolone cheese is one of the most versatile cheese, it is good on its own, cubed in a cheese board, or melt in any dishes! The great thing about Provolone is that like mozzarella it melts perfectly, but thanks to its aging process its taste is richer and it doesn't release too much water in the dish.
Accompaniments: Fig Jam, Quince Paste, Grapes and Walnuts.
Pairing: White Sparkling (Prosecco, Franciacorta, Sparkling Chardonnay) Red Wine light (Lambrusco, Pinot Noir).
The term Provolone (meaning large provola) appeared around the end of the 19th century when it started to be manufactured in Campania. Modern Provolone has smooth skin and is produced mainly in the regions of Lombardy and Veneto. It is produced in different shapes. Some are like a very large sausage which may be up to 30 cm (1 ft) in diameter and 90 cm (3 ft) long, whilst others come in a truncated bottle shape or a large pear shape which has a characteristic round knob for hanging.
Latteria Soresina was founded in 1900 in Cremona (Lombardy) as a cooperative for processing the milk produced by its members and in response to the pressing need to forge a solid union between farmers and milk producers. This inseparable bond has led to the company becoming one of the main players in the processing and sale of its cheeses.