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Buy Italian Cheese Straight from Italy
Shopping at your local supermarket is not always the best idea. They don’t always have the finest products – particularly if you want to make authentic Italian dishes. Raise the quality of your food while saving yourself time and money by purchasing your favorite gourmet Italian cheese online from Nini & Deluca.
Our customers want their dishes to taste as if they were made in Italy, so we ensure that every ingredient is of pure Italian origin. Whether you’re making Brodo di Parmigiano Reggiano or are in desperate need of pecorino cheese, Nini & Deluca conveniently offers the soft and hard Italian cheeses you need on our online store.
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Cheese: The Ultimate Secret to Cooking
They say that everything tastes better with cheese, and it’s true! Cheese acts as an enhancer of the other flavors in the meal.
The process of making cheese begins with the addition of the rennet enzyme to curdle milk. The curds form and are cut away from the remaining liquid, which is whey. The curds begin to lose moisture, resulting in protein, fat, and salt.
The difference between a hard and soft cheese is the amount of moisture left in the curds. The temperature they’re cooked at is also a factor. Small curds lose more moisture than large ones. When cheese ages, such as in pecorino and parmesan, the milk proteins break down into amino acids, and our palates detect a savory flavor. The more aged a cheese is, the more delectable the food in the dish will taste.
Cheese is used in virtually every kind of meal throughout the course of the day and in many different forms, from melted to grated to sliced. Noodles, potatoes, meats, fish, salads, sauces, and raw vegetables all benefit from the addition of gourmet cheese, especially if it’s a product from Italy.
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Types of Gourmet Cheeses to Add to Every Meal
Many of our Italian cheeses are made with unpasteurized cow’s milk with a certified non-GMO stamp of approval, so our customers can enjoy the great taste of online Italian cheeses while eating ingredients that were humanely prepared.
Whether you’re new to the infinite world of Italian cheese or are a proud cheese connoisseur, here are several cheeses to consider adding to your dishes:
- Asiago cheese is yellow with a pungent aroma. It’s a hard cheese that comes from the Veneto Hills of Italy, specifically on the Asiago plateau. Asiago Pressato, which is fresh, has a smooth texture while Asiago d’allevo, which is aged cheese, is crumbly. It’s a versatile cheese that can be used in salads, sandwiches, soups, and pastas.
- Italian Fontina cheese, also Fontina Val D’Aosta, has been made in the Aosta Valley as far back as the 12th century. It’s pale yellow, and the different variations it can have include a mild and nutty aroma and one that’s strong and tangy. Depending on whether or not it has been aged, the texture ranges from semi-soft to firm. This cheese is a popular choice for fondues.
- Grana Padano is pale yellow with a crumbly, even grainy, texture that gives off a fruity aroma. Grana Padano is another Italian cheese that’s been around since the 12th century and made in the Po River Valley of northeastern Italy. Aged Grana Padano has a strong savory flavor. Overall, this cheese is best paired with white wine, such as Barolo or Zinfandel. Grana Padano is milder than Parmigiano Reggiano.
- Mascarpone’s origin is from Italy’s Lombardy region. It’s a white cheese made from pasteurized cow’s milk, and often made into a creamy butter to use in Tiramisu, pudding, and Italian cheesecakes.
- Mozzarella di Bufala is made from pasteurized water buffalo’s milk. It’s a white soft cheese that has a mild floral and milky taste. It’s made in different areas of Italy, including Rome and Paestum. It’s a versatile cheese that’s excellent when served with calzones, salads, and pastas, such as lasagna.
- Parmigiano Reggiano can be pale or an intense yellow with a fruity or spicy and nutty flavor, depending on how long it has aged. This Italian cheese is made in the regions of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, and Bologna. Parmigiano Reggiano makes for a great aperitif with raw vegetables or fruit and can be served with meat, fish, soup, and pasta.
- Pecorino Nero is a soft, ivory cheese made from unpasteurized sheep’s milk. It has a mild aroma with a pungent milky flavor. It’s best served with beans, cold meats, as well as seasoned vegetables.
- Pecorino Toscano originates from Tuscany and is a pale yellow cheese that’s made from pasteurized sheep’s milk. As a fresh cheese, it has mild fruity flavor and as an aged cheese, it has a rich nutty and light butterscotch taste. Pecorino Toscano is a cheese that pairs well with Acacia honey, jams, fresh fruit, and walnuts.
- Italian Pecorino Romano is made from pasteurized or unpasteurized sheep’s milk and is pale yellow. Italian Pecorino cheese is made in Sardinia, Lazio, and the Tuscan Province of Grosseto. It’s a hard cheese known for its salty taste and sharp smokey flavor as it ages. Pecorino Romano is best eaten as a grated cheese in pasta dishes, as well as on bread and baked casseroles with a glass of bold Italian red wine.
Whether you’re from Italy or just love Italian cheese, our authentic selection of products will bring the exceptional tastes and food of the Old Country to your table.
Now’s the Time to Buy Italian Cheese
Nini & Deluca celebrates the love Italians have for cheese. After all, Italy is the home of over 400 varieties. From our selection of gourmet Italian cheeses, buy the right ones you need to impress your guests with your cooking. It’s a sure-fire way to make the occasion all the more special.
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