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BelGioioso Peperoncino® is handcrafted from fresh local milk gathered daily from our local farmers. Spicy red pepper flakes are added during the cheese making process to create a hot, zesty pepper cheese. Made similar to Pepato, Peperoncino® is aged a minimum of 5 months, blending the smooth, mellow cheese with the spicy flavor of red hot peppers.

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How to Enjoy This Cheese

Chunk for snacks or cheeseboards and antipasto.   Crumble on pastas, salads, pizzas, soups. Slice for sandwiches or stuff chicken breast or meatballs for a spicy flavor.

About This Cheese

  • Texture: Hard, slightly crumbly
  • Flavor: Sharp, hot, spicy
  • Appearance: Hard cheese with spicy red peppers
  • Milk Source: Cow’s milk; rBST free
  • Aging: 5 months


Roasted peppers, grilled meats, vegetables, strong wine, beer.

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Cultured milk, salt, red pepper, enzymes.

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Peperoncino® Recipes