Quality Cheese Inc. - Bella Casara

Caciocavallo - Bella Casara

Caciocavallo, which means “cheese on horseback,” gets its name from the manner in which the cheese is bound together with rope, and left to straddle or dangle over a wooden board to drain and age.

Made by Quality Cheese Inc. - Bella Casara

Quality Cheese Inc. is a manufacturer, distributor and retailer of Italian specialty cheese and cheese snack products. Incorporated in 1988, it produces a large selection of specialty cheese for both retail and food service sectors.

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About this cheese

Bella Casara Caciocavallo is made of cow’s milk. When young, it has a mild, slightly salty flavour and firm, smooth texture. As it ages, the flavour becomes sharper, and the texture more granular.

Pair it with...

wine

Pair with a dry white wine or rosé.

See pairings article

beer

Pair with light beer or ale.

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Additional Information

Texture Semi-soft
Province Ontario
Rind type Natural
Milk type Pasteurized
Moisture 48%
Milk fat 22%
Distribution Federal

Keeping Cheese

Storage

Caciocavallo and Semi-soft cheeses in general, should keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks.

Proper storage includes making sure that the wrapping adheres well to the cheese to prevent it from drying out. Keep cheeses on a lower shelf of your refrigerator, far from foods with strong odours, to avoid absorption of unwanted tastes and smells. If you follow these guidelines, your refrigerator’s vegetable drawer will be a good storage spot.
Plastic wrap is the most versatile, accessible and efficient way to preserve cheese freshness. It also provides the tightest seal to protect from moisture, odours and possibly mould in the fridge.

Freezing

Most cheeses can be frozen, but it is important to keep in mind that freezing can affect texture and character. This is why thawed cheeses are best reserved for use in cooking. Neither the taste nor texture of meals cooked with previously frozen cheeses will be affected.
You can freeze Caciocavallo cheese, in pieces of 500 g or less, for up to two months! Just carefully wrap cheese in plastic wrap and place in an airtight freezer bag. Before using, it is important to allow cheese to thaw slowly in the refrigerator.

Additional Information

Texture Semi-soft
Province Ontario
Rind type Natural
Milk type Pasteurized
Moisture 48%
Milk fat 22%
Distribution Federal

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