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For over sixty years Lovera's has been hand-crafting Italian specialities for the midwest and beyond. In addition to their award winning, hand-formed cheeses, Lovera's is proud to provide authentic Italian olive oil, baked goods, pasta and many other specialties. We invite you to experience this one-of-a-kind family tradition for yourself.
In the late 19th century, Italian families began to arrive in the United States by the hundreds of thousands. They brought with them memories and recipes from home, adding to an already rich culinary marketplace. Today, many of these early pioneers have passed their love for Italian cuisine on to a new generation. While times have changed, the recipe remains the same: traditional Italian favorites made the old fashioned way, with locally sourced ingredients hand-picked for flavor.
Grade A pasteurized Jersey cow milk, salt, rennet, cheese cultures.
Apr 28, 2017 | By Barbara Roper
Delicious!! Very Fresh!!
Dec 31, 2016 | By Michael DeJacimo
The cheese which I order recently was so awesome and delicious. I definitely order someday or anytime.
May 7, 2016 | By Gabrielle Pound
Ditalia is the only place I can get this product. Oh, you can buy it elsewhere, but it wont be as creamy or tasty as this. I put it on everything. Even in my Mac n' Cheese. It blew our socks off!
Apr 30, 2016 | By Teresa
great taste and texture. Shipping was very timely and arrived in perfect condition
Mail order items
Apr 12, 2016 | By Barbara Roper
my order was delicious as always. Enjoy the convenience of mail order knowing the items will arrive as fresh as buying from the store.
Jan 2, 2016 | By Don
This is hands down the best cheese I've ever had. Shipping was quick! It's not cheap, but it's worth the money.
Dec 26, 2015 | By Reena
The cheese has wonderful flavors and lived up to your description. My Dad, an 89 year old Italian, grew up in South Philly and thoroughly enjoyed the memories that the great taste brought him.
Taste of Home
Dec 21, 2015 | By Dawna Dhaenens
Most excellent products from Lovera's gives us all a taste of home. Delivered as expected and in perfect condition. Couldn't ask for a better experience!
Jan 26, 2015 | By Donald Graham
I was raised eating this cheese. It was great getting it again.
Jan 17, 2015 | By Tony Cangemi
Very salty doesn't come close to Italian cacciocavallo would not recommend it
Unique and wonderful
Dec 28, 2014 | By Steve Wilder
The only place I can find this cheese is Lovera's, and it is definitely worth the effort. I love their sausage, too.
Dec 19, 2014 | By Janelle Strozier
We went to the Lovera store and bought cheese. It was SO GOOD, we got home and ordered more for Christmas gifts. Hand&Home made and WONDERFUL!
Grew up on this cheese
Nov 9, 2014 | By Dennis DuFour
My dad was born in McAlester and I grew up eating this cheese. Always a fight to see got the knot or knob, but it was good it had 3 divisions to it and 3 of kids. This and Bache sp? Bread we lived on and great present. Oh for those days again.
Mar 28, 2014 | By Larry Deford
My wife is from McAlester and my father-in-law used to provide italian bread for all the area restaurants. This cheese was our Christmas treat...nice to know we can order online. Thank you!
The BEST caciocavallo
Nov 18, 2013 | By Mike Mariano
My Grandmother also lived in Haileyville, Thelma Mariano. Whenever we visited, we ALWAY bought aciocavallo from Lovera's. STILL THE BEST THERE IS!!
Oh yea. Gourd cheese
Nov 17, 2013 | By Dennis DuFour
Oh Yes. Gourd Cheese is what we always call it. Aged, hung up to weep. Never really melted when you fried it. Still stayed in the the same shape. Love the twisted heel the BEST!
Oct 15, 2013 | By cindi clark
as a child we went to haileyville every summer to see my Grandmother, Mrs Ada Langford. I always looked forward to GOURD CHEESE. Yummy
just a customer
Jul 22, 2013 | By John Brantley
I was born in Mcalester 80 years ago and have been a lover of this cheese ever sence I was first introduced to it buy my moither I left Mcalester over 60 years ago but have been able to get back to Krebs several time over the years and always stop buy the store to pick up my cheese . thanks so much for still providing it
Oct 5, 2012 | By Lars
This stuff is amazing!!!
The best cheese
Feb 21, 2012 | By Sherry Cummings
"My husband told me about a wonderful cheese that he grew up enjoying. He was the grandson of Dr. Henry. We lost my husband tragically last year. Our family needs something that he truly loved, and told us stories about. Your cheese is every bit as good as he described! Thank you"
the best cheese
Feb 21, 2012 | By Aviva
"By far the best cheese I've found since I left Europe. My parents live in OKC and will periodically drive to Kreb just to buy the Caciocavera in bulk. I've found the best way to age/eat it for me is to let it hang a couple of weeks, slice off the outer layer, then begin again. For those who like a softer cheese, let it age the recommended time, the inside will still be soft. Either way, it is incredible."