Cheese Spotlight: Piave Oro del Tempo

800px-I-TV-Piave1This cheese is named after the Piave river in Belluno, Italy. The area surrounding the river is where the cows’ milk is collected and produced into this cheese.. Aged for a minimum of 12 months, this cheese is pale straw in color with a full, nutty flavor that intensifies as the cheese matures. Once fully aged, the cheese becomes extremely hard and is comparable to Grana Padano of Parmigiano Reggiano. This cheese can be treated as such and makes a lovely addition to many classical recipies from Belluno cuisine.

Wine Pairing Suggestions: full-bodied red wines or wines from the Belluno area (i.e. Raboso del Piave)

Food Pairing Suggestions: use in a first course or as slivers in an appetizer, with a mix of fruit, or shaved over fresh pasta

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