ABOUT THE PRODUCT
Testun Beppino Occelli al Barolo is a semi-firm mixed milk cheese from the Piedmont region of Italy. The cheese has a beautiful complex flavor thanks to the sweet and grassy milk from alpine pastures and its aging process. It ages for a minimum period of four months in small oak barrels under the residues of the Nebbiolo grapes - the grape to make Barolo wine. The fruity wine flavors seep into the crumbly paste which adds more complexity to the flavor. Once you taste this cheese you will be hooked! Full flavoured ‘testun’ cheeses are coated with the pressed grapes used to make Barolo wine – 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). Once you cut through the coating of crushed grapes, the texture is flaky and melt-in-your mouth soft.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
Valsana was established in 1984 in the homonymous, beautiful valley, in the North East of Italy. They offer a unique assortment composed of 500 kinds of cheese, 400 charcuterie products, and a wide selection of grocery delicacies.