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Rustico with Pepper

$14.99/LB
Rustico is a pasteurized sheep's milk cheese from Rome, aged for approximately 40 days. As a younger cheese, the texture is softer and more pliable, excellent for melting and shredding. The black pepper adds a piquant bite to the round, lactic sheep's milk. Pair with Valpolicella and enjoy the mingling of spice and fruit.

Just the facts

Country Italy
Region Lazio
Milk Type Sheep
Pasteurization Pasteurized
Rennet Type Animal
Age 1-2 months
Cheese Type Smoked and Flavored
Wheel Weight 3 lbs.
Pairing Recommendations

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