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Casatica di Bufala

$26.99/LB
Italian water buffalo give the richest and sweetest milk of any dairy animal, but its only rarely used for styles other than the ever-popular Mozzarella di Bufala. The brothers Gritti, however, have been harnessing it and bending it to their whims since 2006, producing a portfolio of over twenty different styles of pasteurized buffalo milk cheeses. This soft-ripened stracchino-style is a zaftig, custardy little beauty, barely restrained by its bloomy rind. Its rich and creamy, which means you want something bubbly & acidic Prosecco fits the bill nicely.

Just the facts

Country Italy
Region Lombardia
Milk Type Water Buffalo
Pasteurization Pasteurized
Rennet Type Animal
Age 30 days
Cheese Type Brie and Creamy
Wheel Weight 2 lbs.
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