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- Animal Rennet
- Age: 4 Months
- Cow Milk
- by Ciresa
“Salva” means saved, as this creamy and crumbly selection was originally made to save excess milk from spoiling. The square of velvety white paste has an earthy, stone-like rind that infuses the milky cheese with an earthy, herbaceous, and slightly mineral-like essence. Pair Salva Cremasco with rich Italian meats like Olympia Provisions Capicola or Tanara Culatta.
- Salva Cremasco has a distinctive appearance. It is cube-shaped and marked with its initials "S.C." on the rind. The cheese has D.O.P. name protection, so each wheel has to be made according to strict standards.
- Salva Cremasco was originally produced to preserve excess milk in the spring or summer.
- Cremasco refers to the town of Crema in the Lombardian province of Cremona, Italy, where this cheese was traditionally made.
- The cows used to produce the milk for Salva Cremasco must be of the Italian Friesian or Brown Swiss variety. These types of cattle are traditionally used for cheesemaking due to their high quality and quantity of milk.
- Since 1927, family-owned Ciresa has prided itself on its old-world affinage in a modern age.
- Now in its third generation, Ciresa is deeply invested in its craft and takes pride in their mastery.
- Their Taleggio is a world-renowned rendition of a classic Italian cheese that dates back to the 9th century.
- It is made by veteran cheesemakers, in open-vats combining the best of artisanship with non-invasive technology.
- While Ciresa uses the best of modern technology in their air filtration and refrigeration systems, cheeses are still salted, turned, washed, wrapped and cut by hand—preserving the techniques passed down from one generation to the next.
- For nearly a century, Ciresa has formed deep, personal connections to its customers, who now span across the globe.