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Spreadable Truffle Cream Cheese (220g) - Poggiocastro

£7.49

Appetizing Cheese and Truffle dip: creamy and tempting.

The aroma of truffle is embraced by the lusciousness of the cheese: it can hardly get more lavish than this. Not only this spread is very rich in flavour, but it is also very versatile. Spread it over a crostino or a bruschetta, or use it to cook your risotto or as a preparation for your sauces, either for your pasta or for meat and game. You will be delighted at how intense and penetrating the flavour is.

Tuscan Pecorino PDO (100g) - Caseificio Manciano

£2.90

Pecorino Toscano PDO is a classic fresh, soft paste sheep’s cheese, made from pasteurized sheep’s milk with the addition of selected indigenous cultures, rennet and salt. The minimum aging is 20 days as required by the production regulations to affix the PDO mark in ink. It is eaten usually after 30-45 days, and its sweet and delicate flavor evokes the scent of Maremma and Tuscan pastures.

Today the Manciano Cheesemaking Factory produces about 435,000 wheels of Pecorino Toscano PDO annually, both fresh and aged, distributed in Italy and exported worldwide. Fresh Pecorino is known for its slightly straw-colored crust, white paste, tenderness and fragrant, distinctive flavour.  If it could be described all in one word, it would be “sweet.” The aged product, however, has a crust ranging from yellow to deep yellow, a pale-yellow paste and a fragrant flavor, intense but never spicy.

Pecorino Gorzano di Amatrice (100g) - Antico Caseificio Amatrice

£3.79

Gorzano is a pasteurized pecorino. Its flavor is enhanced by the presence of a sweet rennet, giving it the right spiciness without being salty. Externally it has a warm brown crust and is aged over 6 months.

Gorzano has a wonderful, pleasing taste when eaten alone or sprinkled with Italian chestnut honey.

GOLD MEDAL AT WORLD CHEESE AWARDS 2019

Pecorino Giglio Sardo (100g) - Argiolas

£3.29

Pecorino Giglio Sardo is a semi-hard sheep cheese; it has hints of hay, hazelnuts, cooked milk. On the palate it is slightly grainy, sweet and soluble, the flavor is not high but it is still very tasty.A balanced cheese with a medium-long persistence and a pleasant finish.

It is compact, lightweight with eyelets. Delicate and aromatic scents, never sharp. The rind is not edible.

Capridor Seasoned Goat Cheese (100g) - Argiolas

£2.99

Capridor is a semi-hard Italian cheese originating from Sardinia. It is made from goat’s milk and matures for about three months. Its edible rind is moldy, while the texture is compact and soft, and the body is straw yellow in color.

The flavors of capridor are quite mild and aromatic.

Truffle Pecorino Cheese (100g)

£3.65

A cheese made with sheep milk but smooth and soft with a delicious adding of truffle. “Delizioso di Pecora” embodies all the characteristics of a tasty cheese with soft consistency, good by itself but excellent for adding something special to many dishes. 

The flavour is phenomenal; sharp, savoury, punchy, deep with truffle earthiness. This product comes in vacuum pack.

Unsalted Artisanal Butter (250g) - Poggiocastro

£3.70

A light butter that tastes like nature.

Unsalted butter of the highest quality, produced by centrifuging the milk just milked, and always coming from a spinneret at a low temperature. This keeps many of the excellent characteristics of the milk from which it derives. Its fat has the characteristic of melting at a temperature of 30° C, lower than that of the human body. This makes this butter easily digestible and rapidly assimilable.

Cow's Milk Ricotta "Fiocco di Neve" (~300g) - Poggiocastro

£3.89

Ricotta\'s delicate flavour pairs well with both sweet and savoury dishes. Ideal for healthy baking and pasta sauces!

Made without any additives, naturally low in fat and rich in proteins, undoubtedly, the best ricotta you’ll ever experience comes straight from the farm - such as this one. An underrated cheese if ever there was one, this soft, white and delicately sweet ricotta is great on its own, but also marries beautifully with both sweet and savoury dishes. A light, fresh variety whose potential comes through best when it\'s a supporting actor, its delicate, creamy flavour compliments other ingredients rather than clashing with them, mellowing out strong, robust flavours and lending creaminess to dry foods. From salty cured hams, fresh figs and honey to classic spinach and ricotta ravioli, to ricotta salads, to desserts such as cannoli and Neapolitan pastiera and even pancakes.

Lactose-Free Buffalo Mozzarella (125g) - Aziende Agricole Associate

£2.20

The lactose-free version of one of Italy\'s most sought after exports. So you don\'t have to skip the good stuff.

Continue to enjoy your favourite Italian dishes with this lactose-free version of Italian Buffalo Mozzarella. The producer states that \'the use of milk produced in our own farms provides a system of total traceability, that begins with feeding the buffalo and ends in our mozzarella, as we aim to establish a strong trust with our customers. All of our products also undergo regular inspections at all stages of production at our internal analysis lab.\' Before eating mozzarella, immerse it (while still in the packet) in a bowl of warm water for 20 minutes to release all its flavours.

Buffalo Mozzarella Bites (300g) - Aziende Agricole Associate

£4.99

One of Italy\'s most sought after exports - in bite-sized pieces.

As well as having a lower cholesterol than regular milk, Buffalo milk is also extremely rich in calcium and a good source of minerals (especially magnesium, potassium and phosphorus). Mozzarella di Bufala is well known all around the world for its decadently rich, slightly acidic milk, full of dense flavour, and stringy texture. The good stuff like this is almost unrealistically soft, so these little "bites" are especially handy. It\'s so easy to love them (and to finish them!). Before eating mozzarella, immerse it (while still in the packet) in a bowl of warm water for 20 minutes to release all its flavours.

Asiago Dop (100g)

£1.99

Full-cream Cow’s milk Cheese, matured for at least 20 days

The colour is white or pale straw yellow, it is characterised by marked and new milk; it is delicate and pleasant and melts in the mouth leaving an irresistible sweet and slightly acidulous flavour. Asiago cheese originates on the Asiago Plateau, in a place surrounded by nature where the mild climate, the healthy air, the pure water and the rich vegetation provide the pastures with the nutritious elements most suited for the production of a genuine milk that becomes a healthy and produced following a strict procedure. Behind Asiago PDO there are a traditions that are maintained and enriched every day. Asiago Cheese is excellent for snacking, for serving with crusty breads, or for melting over various dishes. This product comes in vacuum pack.

Bleu d'Aoste (100g) - Panizzi

£2.59

Blue d\'Aoste is a blue, creamy cheese made with whole cows milk and produced across the entire Valle d\'Aosta region.

Its compact and ivory texture is characterized by its peculiar dark green veins verging on blue. Strong and long taste. This product comes in vacuum pack.

Toma di Gressoney (100g) - Panizzi

£2.49

Toma is a cheese made from pasteurised cow’s milk.

Appreciated at the table, the Gressoney Toma cheese is still produced using traditional methods. The evening milk is left to rest for 24 hours and then skimmed. The morning milk undergoes a slight skimming after 12 hours of rest and is then mixed with the previous batch. When the temperature of the mixture reaches 35° C, calf rennet is added and the mixture is left to coagulate. We then proceed with the breaking of the curd in order that, once extracted, it is placed into molds in a generally dry room. This product comes in vacuum pack.

Fontina DOP (100g) - Panizzi

£2.29

A very popular semi-soft Italian cows\'-milk cheese, Fontina is deep golden-yellow in colour with a reddish-brown rind.

It has a firm, slightly springy texture with a delicate flavour. It melts easily, so is great to cook with. This product comes in vacuum pack.

Parmigiano Reggiano DOP - Aged 24 months (100g) - Poggiocastro

£2.99

The King of the cheeses with hundreds of different uses. DOP* certified.

Considered by some to be the greatest cheese on earth, the King of Italian cheeses has a rich, nutty yet delicate flavour, and real Parmigiano-Reggiano is so much more than just your ordinary table condiment. From the middle ages to present day, this delicious cheese owns its title, and must meet certain requirements to earn its name. It can only be made in a specific designated region of Italy, from high quality pastures and milk, produced using the same artisanal methods that have remained unchanged for seven centuries. Its natural aging process and the complete absence of preservatives, additives or colouring agents help to place Parmigiano as undeniably one of the world\'s greatest cheeses. Grana means grainy, which explains Parmigiano\'s unrivalled texture, which can be eaten hundreds of different ways. Nibble of delicious chunks of it alone, or perhaps drizzled with balsamic vinegar, grate over a carpaccio, or eat for dessert with pears. Its texture and flavour can also be included in risottos, pastas and salads, making real, good quality Italian Parmigiano the perfect kitchen investment. *DOP: DOP is short for Denominazione di Origine Protetta (literally “Protected Designation of Origin”). This certification ensures that products are locally grown and packaged, using traditional method. This product comes in vacuum pack.

Burrata (125g) - Carnevale

£3.30

A fresh hand-made cheese made from pasteurised cow\'s milk. The outer shell is mozzarella stretched to form a ball. This is filled with the fresh cream (or "butter") of the milk creating a rich, decadent cheese.

Burrata, meaning "buttery" in Italian is a fresh cheese made from a mix of mozzarella and cream. The outside thin shell is a pasta filata curd made of cow\'s milk mozzarella while the insides contain a soft, doughy, stringy, mixture of curd and fresh cream. The cheese originated in the Apulia region of Italy known for sheep farming and agriculture. When you cut open a Burrata, it oozes with buttery and creamy panna containing scraps of mozzarella. Burrata is usually served fresh at room temperature and beyond 48 hours, it is considered past its prime. It goes well with salads, crusty bread, and prosciutto, fresh tomatoes with olive oil and with spaghetti.

Spicy Gorgonzola DOP Blue Cheese (100g)

£2.29

The spicy Gorgonzola is aged, compact, with a distinct spicy flavor from the more developed blue cultures. DOP* certified.

With age, the creamy white colour becomes slightly darker, the supple texture transforms ever so slightly, perhaps dryer but sensual just the same, a more distinct personality arises still complimentary but less yielding. This could be the of a beautiful woman but we are talking about Gorgonzola cheese! The spicy version of Gorgonzola is obtained without the addition of milk cream and has a longer maturation; the grain thickens and becomes a gray-green-blue web, the body remains compact and very pasty. The flavour, in this case, it is decidedly spicy and at the nose arrive aromas of cellar, moss, wet earth. Wine to pair? Go for a meditation sweet wine with a nice alcoholic structure or a Barbaresco, Barolo, or Brunello di Montalcino wines are appropriate as well. *DOP: DOP is short for Denominazione di Origine Protetta (literally “Protected Designation of Origin”). This certification ensures that products are locally grown and packaged, using traditional method. This product comes in vacuum pack.

Gorgonzola DOP Blue Cheese (100g)

£1.99

This Gorgonzola has a crumbly and soft texture with a nutty aroma. It can have a creamy-mild to sharp taste depending on its age. DOP* certified.

Gorgonzola DOP is the best-known blue cheese in the world! It\'s a cow\'s milk cheese produced in Northern Italy, between Lombardy and Piedmont. Erborinato means tinged with noble rot, and then edible; for this reason it is also called by his friends "green/blue cheese." The marbling gives me a nice spicy tone and stinging in the nose, but the body has doughy and round taste; together they create a complex cheese in your mouth, with thousand shades of flavour. *DOP: DOP is short for Denominazione di Origine Protetta (literally “Protected Designation of Origin”). This certification ensures that products are locally grown and packaged, using traditional method. This product comes in vacuum pack.

"Taleggio" Soft Cheese (100g)

£2.29

A mildly-flavoured whole cows’ milk cheese from Northern Italy with a soft texture and a fruity, creamy character. Irresistible!

"Taleggio" is a typical soft white cheese with an edible thin rind, naturally pink in colour with a characteristic light sage-coloured mould (green-grey). It is softer and creamier just under the rind. Dig in! This cheese has a delicate but at the same time intensive flavour, with an underwood aftertaste and a characteristic aroma. This product comes in vacuum pack.

Parmigiano Reggiano DOP - Aged 30 months (~340g)

£12.99

This award-winning Parmigiano Reggiano DOP* is unlike any other Parmesan you\'ve tasted before.

Considered by some to be the greatest cheese on earth, the King of Italian cheeses has a rich, nutty yet delicate flavour, and real Parmigiano-Reggiano is so much more than just your ordinary table condiment. From the middle ages to present day, this delicious cheese owns its title, and must meet certain requirements to earn its name. It can only be made in a specific designated region of Italy, from high quality pastures and milk, produced using the same artisanal methods that have remained unchanged for seven centuries. Its natural aging process and the complete absence of preservatives, additives or colouring agents help to place Parmigiano as undeniably one of the world\'s greatest cheeses. Grana means grainy, which explains Parmigiano\'s unrivalled texture, which can be eaten hundreds of different ways. Nibble of delicious chunks of it alone, or perhaps drizzled with balsamic vinegar, grate over a carpaccio, or eat for dessert with pears. Its texture and flavour can also be included in risottos, pastas and salads, making real, good quality Italian Parmigiano the perfect kitchen investment. *DOP: DOP is short for Denominazione di Origine Protetta (literally “Protected Designation of Origin”). This certification ensures that products are locally grown and packaged, using traditional method.