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Italian Cheese

  • Fontina

    NEW Fontina
    (Val A'Osta) - 1 lb

    Fontina Val d'Aosta is a very aromatic cheese, that is a semi-firm, cooked and pressed cheese. There are alot of imitations fontina's in the market, but this is the real thing. It is a great melting cheese for an exotic grilled cheese sandwich, blend in with risotto dishes for a creamy and aromati... 

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  • Parmigiano Reggiano

    Parmigiano Reggiano
    () - 1 lb

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    Few products in the world are distinguished enough to have their location built into their name, but Parmigiano Reggiano is one of them. Parmigiano-Reggiano is a hard texture cheese, cooked but not pressed. The milk obtained, from cows on a strict regime diet of grass or hay, is exclusively from the... 

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  • Pecorino Romano

    Pecorino Romano
    () - 1 lb

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    Our Pecorino Romano is produced in the Sardinia region of Italy. The taste is aromatic and pleasantly sharp. Pecorino Romano is most often used on pasta dishes. Its distinctive strong, very salty flavour means that it is preferred for some pasta dishes with highly-flavoured sauces. The sharpness dep... 

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  • Pecorino Romano

    Pecorino Romano
    (Locatelli) - 1 lb

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    Locatelli is a brand name of cheese and Pecorino Romano is a variety of cheese. The Locatelli family began producing Pecorino Romano over 500 years ago in the Lazio region of Italy. Today, Locatelli Pecorino Romano is considered to be one of the finest Pecorino Romano's available. It is unique in... 

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  • Piave Vecchio

    Piave Vecchio
    () - 1 lb

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    Piave is named after the river Piave, whose source is found at Mount Peralba in Val Visdende, in the northernmost part of the province of Belluno, Italy. A winding course brings the river toward the bottom of the valley, until it reaches the plain at the foot of the prealpi Venete mountains in the p... 

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  • Provolone

    Provolone
    (Auricchio) - 1 lb

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    Auricchio Provolone cheese is made from the kneading and streching of cow's milk curd. Aged Italian Provolones are so much more flavorful than standard issue provolone from the local grocery store, they really should have a different name! Aged for over a year, this succulent, sharp, buttery, flavor... 

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  • Sardinia Pecorino Gran Cru

    Sardinia Pecorino Gran Cru
    (Academia Barilla) - 1 lb

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    The Gran Cru is a newcomer on the cheese scene building on a long tradition of Sardinian pecorinos. Its exquisite taste comes from a combination of three elements: the richness of Sardinian sheep's milk, production process based on the Parmigiano method, and 20 months of aging (a typical pecorino is... 

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  • Grana Padano

    Grana Padano
    () - 1 lb

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    Grana Padano is one of the most famous cheese of Italy. The name Grana was popularly bestowed upon the cheese because of its "grainy" consistency which was markedly different from the other cheeses known until then. It began to appear with greater frequency as an ingredient in the foods of aristocra... 

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  • Caciocavallo

    Caciocavallo
    (Vantia) - 1 lb

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    Originally from southern Italy, Caciocavallo translates to "cheese on horseback" and is said to date back to the 14th century. Today's caciocavallo is made from 100% cow's milk and is manufactured very much like provolone. It has a mild, slightly salty flavor and is firm with a smooth texture. I... 

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  • Pecorino Stagionato with Whole Black Pepper

    Pecorino Stagionato with Whole Black Pepper
    (Il Forteto) - 1 lb

    In the farming town of Mugello near Florence and Tuscany, Il Forteto makes some of Italy's finest specialty cheeses."Pecorino" signifies sheep's milk and "Stagionato" indicates that this specialty is aged for three months. The aging gives the cheese a firm texture and a nutty and slightly herbaceous... 

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  • Pecorino Stagionato with Red Pepper

    Pecorino Stagionato with Red Pepper
    (Il Forteto) - 1 lb

    In the farming town of Mugello near Florence and Tuscany, Il Forteto makes some of Italy's finest specialty cheeses. "Pecorino" signifies sheep's milk and "Stagionato" indicates that this specialty is aged for three months. The aging gives the cheese a firm texture and a nutty and slightly herbaceou... 

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  • Asiago Pressato

    Asiago Pressato
    () - 1 lb

    Asiago Pressato, also referred to as Asiago Fesco, is the youngest version of the Asiago cheeses. Cows from the Veneto region of Italy graze on lush mountain grass producing sweet, flavorful milk for the production of this DOP Asiago. It is classified as an Italian DOP cheese, meaning that it is p... 

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  • Bel Paese Cheese Medallions - 24pc

    Bel Paese Cheese Medallions - 24pc
    (Galbani) -  each

    Galbani Bel Paese cheese medallions are a soft, creamy cheese usually spread over other foods. However, many people, especially children, enjoy this product by itself as its flavor is very distinct and elegant. This cheese comes in small, round disks wrapped in gold foil. 

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Italian Cheese

The origins and history of Italian cheese can be traced back to Roman Empire. The people of Rome, during the reign of the Roman Empire, were passionate about not only creating cheese but also in sharing and introducing it to many European countries like Spain, France and several other countries. Pecorino Romano Italian cheese, is one of the most notable types of cheeses to have its roots from this era. Just as the name suggests, Pecorino translates to sheep's milk and Romano translates to from Rome. Today, Italian cheeses produced in Italy are among the world's largest producing countries for cheese. Recent estimates show that nearly 450 types of Italian cheeses are made in Italy. The Italian's take their cheese very seriously. Most of the notable Italian cheeses available today have been granted a protected status by the Italian government to not only protect the cheeses that are produced in Italy, but also an assurance of quality standards that consumers can rely on. Only the very best wheels of Parmigiano-Reggiano, Grana Padano, Pecorino Romano, Asiago, Fontina, Caciocavallo, Gorgonzola and several others are stamped by the approval of the government to be sold throughout Italy and abroad.

While, Italian cheeses are among some of the finest produced throughout the world, the cheese producing craze in the USA in growing strong, with several small sized producers are taking the information from the old world traditions of Italy and applying them to produce similar style cheeses using resources available in the USA. You will notice that DITALIA is a proud partner to the Lovera family from Oklahoma. The Lovera's have cultural roots to the northern Italian region of Piedmont. One of the cheeses produced from this area was called caciocavallo. Since the name "caciocavallo" is a protected name, the Lovera family couldn't call their American made cheese "caciocavallo", so they named it "Caciocavera", which is a spin on the Italian cheese name "caciocavallo" and the Lovera family name.

Discover the old world Italian cheeses and the artisan produced cheese from the Lovera family exclusively at DITALIA.