This All-American beauty is a soft-rinded lactic cow’s milk cheese that is coagulated with the pistils of cardoon artichoke thistle flowers, a tradition dating back to the Roman Empire. The 3 oz cubes cave-ripen for 14 days for. The melt-in-your-mouth wrinkly rind, has fudgy texture beneath it, gradually turning fluffy and tangy towards the center core. As the cheese ages, it becomes more supple throughout.
Flavor is tangy, buttery and balanced, unique herbaceous flavor with notes of hay, minerals and a big finish of olives.
This delicate beauty is the princess and the pea, it is labor intensive to get right. We protect its integrity with an absorbent mat in greaseproof doily, shelled in poplar wood box, and seethrough resealable film.