Balsamic BellaVitano is unique Cheddar-Parmesan hybrid created by cheesemaker Mike Matucheski at his Sartori Company of Antigo, Wisconsin. By bathing the cheese in the sweetness of Modena balsamic vinegar, the cheesemaker has highlighted the sweet, nutty, fruity flavours of BellaVitano Gold. No wonder, the cheese has won multiple awards, among which a first place in the 2010 American Cheese Society Competition and silver at the 2014 World Cheese awards. This artisan cheese tastes delicious with smoked turkey, almonds, raisins, dates and crusty artisan bread.
Try pairing the cheese with wines such as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Asti Spumanti and Sherry. You can also pair weizen, weizenbock, smoked porters or pale ales with the cheese for a great combination.
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