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Cheese: Sottocenere al Tartufo (truffle)

Sottocenere al Tartufo is a semi-firm,  smooth vaccino (cow milk cheese) that hails from northern Italy.

As you can see it is studded with black truffle shavings and is coated in an inedible ash rind infused with herbs so as to flavour the cheese pate.  

This cheese is full of flavour with a creamy umami finish. As you can guess it is not the cheapest of imported cheeses but it is well worth the price. As soon as I put it out it gets munched by my family. I feel lucky if I even get to eat some!

Milk

Cow

Origin

Italy

Aged

Yes, slightly.

Aroma

Spicy  and savoury.

Taste

Mildly spicy  with savoury goodness.

Texture

This cheese has a smooth but firm bite.

Look

Yellow smooth interior, flecked with truffle shavings, with no openness. 

 

Serving

By itself or with other cheeses. Lots and lots of it!

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Wine

No wine required except your favourite.

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