Aged Cheese “ANTANI” – Cow’s milk moutain cheese
A cheese with a strange name, to say the least, what this name means is not known… but we thought of this joking name because we could not find a name for this extraordinary cheese. In fact, after much thinking, we opted for a word that in itself says nothing, but tasting this cheese you can only be impressed, so you remember well the name.
The real particularity of this cheese is the milk with which it is produced, since it is milked in the mountains above 1200 meters, a good and clean milk, rich in scents and aromas that are then found in the cheese.
Its particularity is also due to the careful maturing for at least six months in the cave, which makes it a sweet cheese but at the same time with the right flavour.
Tasting it without knowing what cheese it is, you can easily mistake it for a Swiss Gruyere because of its aromaticity and aromatic intensity. A cheese that is definitely eatable because of its pleasantness.
The rind is NOT edible, so it cannot be eaten.
At the World Cheese Award 2017-2018 in London he won the Silver Medal.
First place at the Italian Cheese Awards 2018 among the semi-matured cheeses.
Ingredients: Pasteurized milk, milk enzymes, rennet and salt, lysozyme (Egg protein).
Size: about 9 Kg.
Packaging: shape wrapped with parchment paper.
Duration of the packaged product: 40 days.
ALLERGENS: Milk and milk proteins (lactose < 0.01%), Eggs.
Shape: cylindrical with flat faces and almost sharp edge;
External appearance: thin, dry, slightly striped rind with an anti-mould treatment on the top, light brown in colour;
Internal appearance: semi-hard, compact paste, sparse, unevenly spread eyes, regular size, deep straw yellow colour tending towards ochre;
Odour: interesting is the lactic acid of melted butter, a clean stable animal, and the nuts, which are very aromatic with flowers and herbs;
Taste: the primary sensation is the medium sweetness, then the medium-low salty, a slight acidity, the paste is compact, grainy, deformable and slightly adhesive.
Availability: all year round.
Food pairings: fantastic cut into cubes for an aperitif, placed in a dish with cold cuts, also perfect for the preparation of dishes because of its propensity to melt.
Oenological pairings: structured and aromatic white wine, structured red, but also a bubble is very good.
MEDIUM NUTRITIONAL VALUES per 100 gr of product:
- Energy value kcal 416
- Energy value KJ 1725
- Fats 33,5 gr
of which saturated fatty acids 24,1 gr
- Carbohydrates 1,3 gr
of which sugars < 0,01 gr
- Protein 27,3 gr
- Salt 1,7 gr
Unit of measurement
Type of packaging
Shape wrapped with parchment paper
Weight per shape
Approx. 9 kg
In the refrigerator from +2°C to +8°C
Means of transport
Refrigerated from +2°C to +8°C
Product life with sealed packaging