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Infossato is a cheese with ancient origins, from Casa Madaio produced in the Castelcivita region of Italy. The cheese is prepared using traditional methods of ripening the cheese in special underground pits that are lined with herbs and fern leaves for about one year. Nowadays the cheese is produced using a modern technique, instead of pits the cheese is kept for aging inside the caves of Castelcivita in the environment similar to the pits. Continuous exposure to humidity in the caves and aging develops a sharp, spicy taste, crumbly and firm texture, herbaceous aroma with a brown rind.

This cheese is perfect for grating over bean soups, salads, pizzas. Accompany the cheese with Aglianico, a red wine.

  • Made from sheep's milk
  • Country of origin: Italy
  • Region: Campania
  • Type: hard, artisan
  • Texture: crumbly and dense
  • Rind: natural
  • Colour: pale yellow
  • Flavour: sharp, spicy
  • Aroma: aromatic, herbal
  • Vegetarian: no
  • Producers: Casa Madaio

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