Sartori Reserve Merlot Bellavitano
Made from pasteurized cow's milk
Country of origin: United States
Type: semi-hard, artisan
Texture: creamy and crystalline
Colour: pale yellow
Flavour: creamy, fruity
Aroma: fruity, pleasant, rich
Merlot BellaVitano is a unique Cheddar-Parmesan inspired Italian farmstead cow's cheese immersed in fine Merlot wine to give it extra tang and a delicious merlot flavour. The liquor marination adds hints of berry and plum to the nutty, fruity flavours of the rich, creamy BellaVitano. A Sartori-family original, this gourmet cheese is a celebrated silver medal winner at the 2014 World Cheese Awards.
This artisan cheese tastes delicious with dried nuts, dried fruits, crusty Italian bread and crusty French bread. Try pairing the cheese with wines such as Shiraz, Merlot and Pinot Noir. You can also pair India pale ale, hoppy pilsners or wheat beers with the cheese for a great combination.