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Speziato

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

  • Country of origin: Italy

  • Region: Veneto

  • Type: soft

  • Texture: compact

  • Rind: natural

  • Colour: ivory

  • Flavour: earthy, spicy

  • Aroma: aromatic

  • Vegetarian: no

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

  • Alternative spellings: Tartufino Speziato

Speziato is a soft compact cheese made from pasteurized cow's milk. Silvers of black truffle are integrated into the paste of the cheese before pressing. After a brief aging period, the wheels are rubbed with a treatment of extra virgin olive oil and spices, especially cinnamon and nutmeg.

After one month of aging, the cheese develops a thin, bronze-coloured rind that is described as "the sand of the Jordanian desert". Beneath is a soft paste with a delectable earthy truffle flavour balanced by the aromatic, spicy notes from the rind. Sauvignon Blanc or a Chardonnay makes a great match with Speziato.

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