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Chef’s Repertoire: Beloved Italian Cheeses

Cheese creates a creamy, salty flavor to the world’s famous dishes such as pasta and pizza or even salads. Whether you are Italian or not, you love cheese except if you are lactose intolerant. Italian dishes accompanied by the right cheese makes them authentic and flavorful. Italians have cheeses that best partnered with wine.

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King of Cheese, Parmigiano-Reggiano

It takes 2 years to age Parmigiano-Reggiano. Cheese-making is also a form of art and a symbol of patience for Italians. They believe that great foods need time to make. The same idea goes for Parmigiano-Reggiano. The preparation of this cheese is conservative as tiny details can affect the quality of the final product. Grate Parmigiano-Reggiano on any pasta or salad, and it will melt in your mouth while exuding various flavors, salty, briny, piquant, and a hint of spice, all in one bite.

Gorgonzola’s Best Cheese, Taleggio

cheeseThe best Taleggio cheese one can ever taste is made from a little town in Italy called Gorgonzola. No other places such as online shops like lazada and zalora can make Taleggio cheese the way Gorgonzola folks do. It comes with two styles, the sweet-soft version and the intense-dry version. The bluish color of Taleggio cheese comes from a natural substance called penicillium. Taleggio has a garlicky and peppery flavour which makes it perfect for pasta and salads.

Buttery Cheese, Pecorino Toscano

Italians use sheep milk for a reason. Sheep’s milk is rich in butterfat which is responsible for giving Pecorino Toscano a unique flavor. You may shop online and have this cheese delivered to your home. Italians love to melt Pecorino Toscano and drizzle it with olive oil. Every bite is heavenly.

Tasty Cheese with Little Ageing Requirement, Mozzarella di Bufala

cheesesMozzarella di Bufala is different because it doesn’t need ageing unlike with other cheeses mentioned above. It is made of water buffalo milk because it has a subtle flavor. Mozzarella di Bufala goes well with pizza. It stretches as you pull it apart giving our pizza a different texture. Mozzarella di Bufala has a unique soft gummy texture while releasing buttery and milky flavor.