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Cheese: Rosso Di Pienza

Tuscany rosso (red) di Pienza is a firm sheep milk cheese that hails from central Italy. 

Famous for its red rind, the cheese has a short ageing process where the rind was traditionally rubbed with tomato paste. 

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Milk

Sheep

Origin

Italy

Aged

Yes, 30 days

Aroma

Pungent and slightly sweet.

Taste

Sharp yet slight sheep milk bite and some sweetness.

Texture

Firm with very slight flakiness. Red rind that in artisanal cheeses is edible.

Look

White smooth interior, with no openness. 

Serving

Perfect by itself or on a tasting plate or cheese board. Pairs well with cold meats

Wine

Bold red wines.

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