“LO SCIORTINO” – Refined with rum and pear (da tradurre)
A very complex cheese to explain its production characteristics, since it is not made with animal rennet, but with microbial coagulant from the porcini mushroom, noble moulds are not added, but the marbling comes from the technological aid for the curdling. The rind, in the first phase of maturation makes a spontaneous flowering of penicillium candidum, then immersing for a long time this cheese in the soak of rum and pear with cubes of candied pear to give aroma and flavor to this cheese.
The result is a small blue cheese to be enjoyed at the end of the meal, but also in the cheese dish, since its gustatory connotation a mix of flavor and sweetness makes it well balanced and very pleasant.
In 2017, at the national INFINITI BLU cheese competition dedicated to blue-veined cheeses held every year in Gorgonzola, it was awarded the Quality Award.
Ingredients: Pasteurized cow’s milk, lactic acid bacteria, salt, microbial coagulant, candied pear cubes (sugar, pear, glucose syrup from GRANO), treated in a crust with hydroalcoholic water (14-18% vol. alc.) (water, sugar, ethyl alcohol, Williams pear distillate 8%, natural flavors).
Size: about 0.6 kg.
Packaging: shape wrapped in aluminised paper and vacuum-packed slowly.
Duration of the packaged product: 30 days.
ALLERGENS: MILK and MILK proteins.
Shape: cylindrical with flat faces and straight sides, with an almost sharp edge;
External appearance: the rind is shiny, moist, slimy and sticky because it is covered with water, of medium consistency and elasticity, light grey in colour with darker spots;
Internal appearance: this cheese has an irregular marbling with an uneven distribution of moulds, green and golden yellow in colour, the paste has an ivory colour that reaches the straw-yellow colour near the rind;
Odour: lactic butter, vegetable like undergrowth and mold, but also the animal with the characteristic smell of the barn is very present;
Taste: initially sweet medium, then move to salty medium to low, a slight bitter note, then mitigated by the sweetness of candied pear. A complex and very, very interesting cheese, also defined by meditation for its intensity and heterogeneity of flavours.
Availability: limited, please check availability at time of order.
Food pairings: cheese for end of meal and meditation, indicated to replace the dessert.
Oenological pairings: Sweet or fortified wine, whether it is a late harvest or a passito.
MEDIUM NUTRITIONAL VALUES per 100 gr of product:
- Energy value kcal 319
- Energy value KJ 1323
- Fats 25 gr
of which saturated fatty acids 15 gr
- Carbohydrates 2,4 gr
of which sugars 0,1 gr
- Protein 21 gr
- Salt 1,3 gr
Unit of measurement
Type of packaging
Wrapped form with foil and vacuum slow
Weight per pack
About 600 grams
In the refrigerator from 0°C to +4°C
Means of transport
Refrigerated from 0°C to +4°C
Product life with sealed packaging