Sottocenere al Tartufo

May 17th, 2012 by Erin Gennow
Sottocenere al Tartufo Mitica Cheese

Sottocenere al Tartufo Mitica Cheese

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Sottocenere al Tartufo

Upon seeing the ‘al Tartufo’ on the packaging label I had to try this cheese.  Al tartufo is Italian for ‘with truffles.’  Having tried the truffle cheese from Trader Joe’s, which is made in Wisconsin, I thought it would be a good idea to try a truffle cheese from Italy.

Sottocenere al Tartufo is a raw cow’s milk cheese made in the Veneto region of Italy.  After some Internet research I discovered sottocenere refers to the ash used in the cheese rind.  Other warm spices, such as cinnamon and nutmeg, are used in the rind.  This semi-soft cheese is creamy with a velvety rich texture and notes of black truffle.  Perfect for snacking or part of a cheese plate, this cheese is amazing on it’s own.

More Sottocenere al Tartufo

More Sottocenere al Tartufo

Sliced Sottocenere al Tartufo

Sliced Sottocenere al Tartufo

Ash Rind of Cheese

Ash Rind of Cheese

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