Milk: Cow, Unpasteurized
Country: Italy, Valpadana Lombardy
Accompaniment: Bold reds
This is a cheese with as much character as a cheese can have. It is cut from an 80lb ball of pasta filata that was made in the plains of Valpadana in the region of Lombardy, an area traditionally known for its cheese making. Provolone can have a variety of shapes; ours comes in the traditional truncated cone shape
Although often presumed to originate from southern Italy most provolone comes from the northern regions.
The older the cheese gets the “spicier” it will become in nature. Our provolone is tangy, sweet and spicy all at the same time. Try this cheese with fresh fruit.
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If you like sharp, full flavored provolone, this is the one for you. Expensive, but worth it!
Guffanti Provolone is my favorite, and it is difficult to come by, so 5 Stars for Guffanti for producing it and 5 Stars for Olssons' for stocking it. However, the shipping from Princeton NJ to NYC took 3 days--the charge for for air...Why? I'm pretty sure it didn't come by helicopter, the $28 seemed a little high. OK, I agreed to the price. Also, and more importantly, one of the pieces which is supposed to be about a half pound was from a section of the that contained an inordinate amount of rind as opposed to the other piece in the delivery which was much more like the pictured example...A lot of words for a 5 Star review, but the cheese is that good!