Occelli Testun di Barolo

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Known as formaggio ubriaco or ‘drunken cheese’ this specialty of Piedmont is aged in traditional wooden barrels containing the grape skins of Barolo wine. The marinade leaves a purple stain which gradually penetrates the rind of the cheese leaving a very distinctive wine barrel flavour.
The wheels are then aged for a further two months in Langa marc and Barolo wine during which time the cheese develops a rich flavour, semi hard texture and lingering sweetness. The flavours of the cheese and grapes mingle together to create a flavour that is bitey, creamy, sweet, winey, buttery and sharp all at once (testun loosely translates to ‘hard-headed’, referring to the texture of the cheese).

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Weight 6000 g