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Briscola

Briscola
Photo Credit: La Casearia Carpenedo
  • Made from pasteurized cow's milk

  • Country of origin: Italy

  • Region: Veneto

  • Type: semi-hard

  • Texture: firm and open

  • Rind: natural

  • Colour: ivory

  • Flavour: fruity, savory, spicy, strong

  • Aroma: milky, pleasant, spicy

  • Vegetarian: no

  • Producers: La Casearia Carpenedo S.r.l.

Briscola is an Italian semi-hard cheese prepared with pasteurized cow's milk. It is aged over four months during which the wheels are immersed in Barbera wine and marc, giving the cheese a purple rind that covers a paste with sporadic eyelets.

Medium intense, slightly spicy, with a pleasant fruity aftertaste, aromas of Briscola are reminiscent of cherries and pepper with a slight hint of buttermilk and hay. Pair the cheese a Barbera or a Sauvignon Blanc.

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