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Salva Cremasco

This is one cheese cube you won't find vacuum-packed in your grocer's fridge. A native of Northern Italy, Salva Cremasco comes from hillside farms in Lombardy. 'Salva', means 'saved', as it was traditionally made from excess milk and saved from spoiling. Surprisingly tart notes are balanced out by earthier tones within the dense, textured cubes that resemble a wet stone pulled from an ancient Roman viaduct. Under the natural rind, the paste is aromatic and bright, changing from creamy to crumbly the closer you get to the center, picking up herbal nuances as it ages in our caves. Savor a slice or two with a glass of crisp Pilsner or some fruity Syrah.

Just the facts

Country Italy
Region Lombardia
Milk Type Cow
Pasteurization Unpasteurized
Rennet Type Animal
Age 2-4 months
Cheese Type One of a Kind
Wheel Weight 6 pounds
Pairing Recommendations

Pour a glass of...

  • Wheat Beers

    Wheat Beer, Weisse, Hefeweizen, Wit

    Wheat Beer, Weisse, Hefeweizen, Wit
    Pair with: Bright, tangy goat’s milk cheeses like Westfield Capri and buttery bloomy rinds like Nettle Meadow Kunik.

  • Merlot

    A smooth and medium-bodied wine with a more rounded flavor than other reds. Dark fruits are present but with minimal tannins and no noticeable spice.
    Pair with: Earthy tommes like Toma Walser, mellow Fontina, or a lightly aged goat cheese like Leonora.

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