Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Sartori Espresso BellaVittano Cheese

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  I tried a new kind of cheese today.  It’s American made by a family company in Wisconsin called Sartori Cheese.  They have several varieties and flavors but the one I fell in love with today was their award winning Espresso BellaVitano .

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Each wheel of this lovely cheese is  hand rubbed with freshly roasted espresso!  It sounds like the oddest combination…coffee and cheese…but it works and it’s delicious. 

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The flavor reminds me of one of my favorite cheeses Parrano.  It’s similar to a nice Parmesan but this one has a slightly softer feel and it’s a bit creamier and then the subtle espresso flavor puts it over the top.  Delicious and not overpowering.  It’s a great flavor combination.  I am looking forward to pairing it up with something made out of chocolate.  Also, it would be nice with a glass of red wine.

Looking for something new?  If you are a coffee and a cheese lover, you can’t go wrong with this one.  


greenthumb said...

Your wright it dose sound strange, but in a good way.

helen tilston said...

It looks interesting - I am curious to taste it.
Helen xx

Ti said...

Sounds and looks amazing!