“LUXURIA” – Lust Blue of cow’s and buffalo’s milk refined with vermouth, licorice and raspberries

A blue-refined, then a blue-veined cheese on which we have made a very special refinement, which is treated with Vermouth di Prato, licorice and raspberries. Inserted in the line of 7 capital vices just like lust because it is a cheese that when you hear it you can not think of anything else, a cheese that captivates your senses.

This marbled cheese is made from cow’s milk and buffalo milk and after its period of natural maturation, the rind is completely removed and then treated with this ancient liqueur and massaged the rind with licorice and raspberries. What is most surprising is the balance of the cheese with the added ingredients because in addition to feeling the organoleptic characteristics of flavor and sweetness of the cheese, you can appreciate the added elements such as the freshness of licorice, the slight bitterness of the liqueur and the acidity of raspberry.

In addition to describing the cheese, the ingredients also deserve a proper presentation and illustration, which is why we want to explain what is the white Vermouth of Prato. Produced by the Opificio Artigianale Nunquam of Prato, it dates back to a recipe of 1750, reproduced in a totally manual way, it consists in putting to macerate in white wine, a whole series of spices after crushing them in a marble pestle.

 

We call it another work of art, but of course we are biased, since every time we try to make a new cheese we are emotionally involved and therefore it seems to us that we have reached the apex of what we had planned. In fact, in the art of refinement there are no rules, often you let yourself be guided by intuition, imagination, the desire to amaze and be amazed … Well, in this case, we have succeeded.

Cheese to be enjoyed at the end of a meal, if you like, instead of dessert or in any case for meditation.

In 2017 he was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the ROME PRIZE and the quality award plaque at INFINITI BLU.

 

Ingredients: Pasteurized cow’s milk, buffalo milk (minimum 40%), salt, rennet, milk enzymes, white Vermouth of Prato (white wine, alcohol, sugar, enula campana, gentian, galanga, cinnamon, aromatic calamus, cloves, minor centaury, pontic and roman absinthe, coriander, nutmeg, lemon and sweet and bitter orange peel), licorice and raspberry powder.
Size: about 1.4 kg (one eighth of form).
Packaging: shape (or portion of it) wrapped in aluminised paper.
Duration of the packaged product: 30 days.

ALLERGENS: MILK and MILK proteins.

Product features:
Shape: cylindrical with flat faces and slightly convex heel and rounded edge;
External appearance: it has no rind, as it has been removed, but on the outside it has a dark brown colour and lighter patches and the presence of raspberry seeds which, if they have not been totally soaked in the colour of the liquorice, are of an amaranth colour;
Internal appearance: the paste is soft in creamy, moist and deformable areas, the colour of the paste is ivory and the blue-green-grey marbling, in the subcrost it has a brownish colour;
Odour: stable animal, followed by vegetable with hints of undergrowth, toasted liquorice and fruity raspberry;
Taste: sweet medium, medium salty, low acidity and a slight bitterness, as a trigeminal sensation we have a balsamic note and freshness of licorice.

 

Availability: very limited, you need to book it and wait a while to get it.

Food pairings: recommended as a cheese for end of meal or meditation, but who wants, you can also indulge in other uses for the preparation of dishes.

Oenological pairings: Any sweet dessert wine or dry pastry, with very little acidity.

MEDIUM NUTRITIONAL VALUES  per 100 gr of product:

  • Energy value kcal 317
  • Energy value KJ 1331
  • Fats 27 gr
    of which saturated fatty acids 21 gr
  • Carbohydrates 1,5 gr
    of which sugars 1,5 gr
  • Protein 17 gr
  • Salt 2 gr
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