Luigi Guffanti Cheese – Formaggio Ubriacato
Pack of 500g – Luigi Guffanti Cheese – Formaggio Ubriacato
HANDCRAFTED QUALITY CHEESE
Luigi Guffanti Formaggi since 1876 selects and ages the best cheese from Italian and European dairy tradition. The great attention in the research and selection of the artisan-quality dairy product and the passion for accurate ageing and ripening are the fundamental rules that the Guffanti Fiori family has been transmitting for five generations.
A bath of several days in wine marc was originally a typical Veneto method for facilitating the preserving of cheeses. However, it is now used mainly as a means of giving the products a particular flavour. The practice is currently widespread throughout many areas of Italy but its origins lie in and around Treviso. Red ‘drunk’ cheese is the most classic of its kind and is made with forms of Montasio and Friuli ‘Latteria’ cheeses immersed in Merlot red wine marc. The marc is not absorbed by Luigi Guffanti Cheese – Formaggio Ubriacato but its perfume penetrates it and the subsequent ripening accentuates it even more.
Aspect and texture: compact, elastic, ivory or yellow paste with
occasional holes. Deep purple rind
Taste: intense, piquant with rich fruity traces of wine
Serving suggestions: Aged, red wines. Hot fig preserve. Dolcetto wine
gelatine. Homemade breads
Milk: skimmed, raw or pasteurised, cow’s milk
Production method: artisan and industrial
Paste: cooked, pressed
Salting: in brine
Ripening: 2-6 months
Other product suggestion: Janier Epoisses AOP Lait Cru