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Chile Caciotta

Chilli Caciotta (La Cocina Caciotta) is a semi-soft cheese by Dallas based Mozzarella Company. It is a Texas version of Monterey jack that is uniformly mottled throughout with a blend of spicy chillies. Produced with pasteurized cow's milk, the cheese is aged for two months. Chilli Caciotta is also available in two other variations:
– Ancho Chile: a less spicy version
– La Cocina: a spicy version 

Chilli Caciotta has a smooth, thick texture with spicy, warm aromas of pepper and cinnamon. Flavours are mild, creamy with a hint of salt. The kick of peppery spicyness builds up slowly in the mouth, evocative of enchilada sauce and jalapeno peppers. Accompany the cheese with a Syrah, a Rioja or with a Mexican beer such as Modelo Especial.

  • Made from pasteurized cow's milk
  • Country of origin: United States
  • Region: Texas
  • Family: Monterey Jack
  • Type: semi-soft, artisan
  • Texture: creamy and smooth
  • Rind: waxed
  • Colour: straw
  • Flavour: creamy, mild, salty, spicy
  • Aroma: spicy
  • Vegetarian: no
  • Producers: The Mozzarella Company
  • Synonyms: Ancho Chile, La Cocina Caciotta

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