RICOTTA PASSITA

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Organic Ricotta with Mountain Herbs Aged 3-9 months
Mountain herbs: peperoncino, thyme, rosemary.
Made from organic raw “Sopravvissana” sheep milk whey, sea salt, rennet and mountain herbs.

Cousin Nunzio’s ricottas are listed in the Slow Food Book of Italian Cheese and Ark of Taste. This is a sheep's milk ricotta from Abruzzo with a seasoned exterior. The cheese is basket aged for the first month and then allowed to mature and ripen for two months or more in the cave. This is an earthy, farm-made cheese. It's pungent and full of life; its herbed exterior imbues flavor and color. The milk tastes of the wild herbs and flowers the sheep graze on. The dark skin forms from the microbes in the cave interacting with the herbs, similar to Scorza Nera

The black skin comes from natural mold and protects the ricotta inside keeping it rich and very delicate. Full flavoured, spicy, creamy and intense. Nunzio Marcelli says this cheese tastes of the flower of the sheep.

Sheep, Aged 3-9 months

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  1. Cheese 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Jan 2017

    The Ricotta Passita is out of this world! I've never tasted anything like it. Melts in your mouth and goes superbly with the Olio extra vergine “Terre del'Abbazia” and Miele di Castagna along with a slice of pear on a water cracker. Highly recommended all 3 products