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Barilotto

Barilotto
Photo Credit: Casa Madaio
  • Made from pasteurized Buffalo's milk

  • Country of origin: Italy

  • Region: Campania

  • Family: Brie

  • Type: hard, soft-ripened

  • Texture: firm

  • Rind: washed

  • Colour: pale yellow

  • Flavour: creamy, sharp

  • Aroma: buttery, fresh

  • Vegetarian: no

  • Producers: Casa Madaio

Barilotto meaning 'barrel' in Italian, is a cheese made by a Casa Madaio dairy farm in Cilento, Campania, Italy. It is produced by heating the whey obtained from buffalo mozzarella production. The whey is re-cooked at very high temperature and then placed into a barrel-shaped molds for draining for 8 days, and then sprinkled with salt and kept for aging for 40 days. During ageing the cheeses are washed and rotated which helps them dry evenly. Barilotto has a sharp taste and a firm texture with mild, delicate, creamy aroma. The smooth yet granular paste melts in the mouth instantly.

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