The Ghidetti family has specialized in making artisanal Italian cheeses for three generations. Ghidetti Provolone Piccante strictly adheres to the Consorzio Tutela Provolone’s governing guidelines, enabling their use of the official Provolone PDO label.
Part of the “stretched curd” paste filata family, this Italian staple is made with whole cow’s milk, solely from the restricted Provolone production area. Ghidetti’s Master cheese-makers expertly form the “dough” into the traditional Provolone shape and through skillful curing techniques achieve a full, pleasingly buttery-sharp flavor and distinctive semi-firm and smooth texture.
Application: Provolone Piccante is a versatile cheese that can be grated, shred, sliced, cubed and melted and goes well when mixed with other Italian cheeses, especially Mozzarella. It adds zest to sandwiches, salads, baked dishes, pizza, pasta, bruschetta, omelets, potatoes and chicken. It goes well with olives, tomatoes, salumi and fruit, notably pear and grapes.
Pairing: Works very well with light to medium bodied, fruit forward wines like Chianti or Beaujolais. For beer, an Italian lager is a natural choice.
Cotechino by Ermes Fontana
Product Details: #054082 | 6/17.5 oz
Situated at the foot of the Apennine Mountains in Emilia Romagna: known as the Italian Food Valley for the region’s abundance of delicious specialties, Ermes Fontana is world renowned for their superbly made delicatessen meats.
Cotechino (derived from the Italian word for pig skin) is a traditional northern Italian sausage, similar to salami - but must be cooked. Fontana Cotechino is only made with the finest raw ingredients available, according to the strictest protocols at each stage of production.
Cotechino is known for adding awesome zest to BBQs but lends itself to countless recipes for any meal. Delicious in omelets, soups, salads, hors d’oeuvres or as a grilled, fried or baked entrée, Cotechino is also always served at New Year’s in Italy to bring good luck in the coming year.