Formaggio

Parmesan cheese

Say Cheese!

CheeseFormaggio in Italian – plays a vital role in the traditional Italian culinary scene.  We are not exaggerating when we say that all self-respecting Italian cooks will always have stocks of some fine Cheese in their kitchens:  soft white mounds of Mozzarella di Bufala, creamy and delicate Ricotta, smooth Fontina, pungent yet fabulous Parmigiano Reggiano, the grainy but tasty Grana Padana…. to name but a few varieties commonly used.

These popular types of FORMAGGI, with their distinct textures and flavours, are used to prepare a variety of foods, ranging from starters to desserts.   Some types of cheeses, such as Mozzarella, need no introduction: it seems that ever since the Italians invented Pizza with its glorious slathering of this cheese, almost every household in the modern world has become well acquainted with this versatile milk derivative.

To create a perfect ANTIPASTO platter, drizzle someLove Italy® Extra virgin Olive Oil and our luxuriously thick Aged Balsamic Vinegar on top of fresh Mozzarella di Bufala… Serve cubes of creamy Love Italy® Tomino in Salsa Verde or fiery Tomino alla Diavolawith grilled vegetables and cured meats to create that extra ‘wow’ factor.... Or simply sprinkle some Parmigiano Reggiano shavings on to a bed of Wild Rucola salad and you’ve got that starter nailed!

If you are in the mood for a cheesy main course, then opt for Love Italy®Risotto con Formaggio... the wonderful aroma of cheese combined with the creamy goodness of pure Carnaroli Rice is totally irresistible.

A cheese platter consisting of Parmigiano Reggiano, Tomino, and Robiola served with any of the superb Chutneys and Jellies from our Love Italy®PER FORMAGGI range will be the perfect grand finale to any meal... so take that bottle of aged Port wine out and get ready to say Cheese!