Moliterno Al Tartufo
This luxurious and holiday party-worthy pecorino is aged for six months before earthy black truffle is added to the mix. Once the cheesemaker deems the un-truffled wheels delicious enough in their own right, they are sent North--to truffle country!--to be ever-so-delicately drilled and filled with rich truffle paste. The result is a visually stunning cheese that manages to taste even better than she looks. Think big, bold Italian or Californian reds when looking for a drinkable companion; Moliterno is hearty and decadent enough to require pairings that can stand up to her bold flavors.
Just the Facts
ChiantiChianti is named for a region in Italy, and is actually made from a blend of grapes (mostly Sangiovese). This dry, medium-bodied wine has a distinct herbal quality (think rosemary and oregano) with flavors of dried plums and cherries.