Piave DOP is named for the Piave River that flows from the Carnic Alps of Italy’s Austrian border into the Adriatic Sea at a point just north of Venice. Originating in the Veneto province of Belluno, Piave is characteristic of this stunning alpine region, where Italian Brown cows graze valley pastures and the breathtaking Dolomite mountains dominate the setting.
Extra Aged Piave is matured for at least one year, the time it takes for Piave to achieve a full-flavor potential that will continue to deepen with extra aging. Made with regional pasteurized cow’s milk, Extra Aged Piave uniquely combines the whole milk from the morning milking and the semi-skimmed milk from the evening milking, which greatly contributes to Piave’s uniquely complex, mild yet intense, sweet, nutty, fruity flavor. More aging does not sharpen the cheese, just further pronounces Extra Aged Piave's delicious taste and allows a lengthier lingering on the palate.
Dense in texture with no holes, Extra Aged Piave has a hard, straw-colored, friable paste and a smooth, deep yellow tinted rind stamped PIAVE on its heel to mark authenticity.
Application: Perfect for any dish that will be enhanced by grated cheese, Extra Aged Piave is often likened to Parmigiano-Reggiano, but it is also a superior table cheese and ideal for shaving over salads, especially arugula salads, and Extra Aged Piave goes very well with salami.
Pairing: Extra Aged Piave’s sweet, nutty flavors pair well with full-bodied red wines like Barolo or Amarone from northern Italy. For a beer, Amber ales are a great choice.
Lazzaris Pear Fruit Sauce is a delicious and fragrant blend of top quality puréed pear and mustard oil. These spicy sweet sauces were first made by rural families in the 17th century and used as a special condiment for Christmas time. The original creation was a combination of mustard, vinegar, candied fruit and wine must. Similar to how it's made today, the combination of high quality fruit puree with mustard oil creates a fragrant mixture with a granular texture, which leaves room for imagination and combinations for use in both accompaniment and cooking applications
Pear Mustard Sauce can be enjoyed simply with a robust cheese or used in a sauce to accompany roasted pork or poultry.
Since 1901 Lazzaris has been producing award-winning Mostarda, Sauces and Jams made with only the highest quality ingredients. These 100% Italian products are crafted using the traditional recipes that made them a success over a century ago.