Italico™
Italico™

This BelGioioso original is crafted in small batches with the freshest local milk gathered daily from local farms. During its 90-day aging, our cheese makers carefully hand-wash each piece with salt and water, allowing the cheese to bloom with a rose-colored rind. This process gives Italico™ its distinctive, earthy flavor, while its tender texture allows it to melt beautifully and slice with ease. This specialty cheese is exclusively made by BelGioioso.

How to Enjoy This Cheese

Chunk for snacks or cheeseboards and antipasto. Add to salads with fresh berries and nuts. Slice for sandwiches, grilled cheese, pizzas, pasta. Melt into a sauce for grilled meats.

About This Cheese

  • Texture: Soft
  • Flavor: Earthy, full
  • Appearance: Creamy, mild center surrounded by a washed rind
  • Milk Source: Cow’s milk; rBST free
  • Aging: 90 days

Pairings

Pears, apples, grapes, pecans, dried fruits, mushrooms, olives, cured meats, red wine, beer.

La Bottega di BelGioioso

Ingredients

Cultured pasteurized milk, salt, enzymes.

Awards

2005 - Wisconsin State Fair Cheese and Butter Contest (First Place) Blue Ribbon

Aged Over 90 DaysAward Winning CheeseProudly Wisconsin Cheese

Italico™ Recipes