Testun al Barolo DOCG
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Testun al Barolo is a semi-firm mixed milk cheese from the Piedmont region of Italy. The cheese has a beautiful complex flavor thanks to the sweet and grassy milk from alpine pastures and its aging process. It ages for a minimum period of four months in small oak barrels under the residues of the Nebbiolo grapes - the grape to make Barolo wine. The fruity wine flavors seep into the crumbly paste which adds more complexity to the flavor. Once you taste this cheese you will be hooked! Full flavoured ‘testun’ cheeses are 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 (testun loosely translates to ‘hard-headed’, referring to the texture of the cheese). Once you cut through the coating of crushed grapes, the texture is flaky and melt-in-your mouth soft.
This cheese is perfect to be eaten with bread, with white truffle cream and why not grilled pepper in extra virgin olive oil. The best is to pare it with a good Barolo.
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