Casatica di Bufala
Quick Overview :
Milky and soothing, with the tang of rich yogurt; A velvet robe for your taste buds; Happy-Go-Lucky meets Refined and Traditional.
Country of Origin: Italy
Milk Type/Treatment: Pasteurized Buffalo
Rennet Type: Animal
The Flavor Experience
If you're already a Brie fan, there's no reason NOT to take this step. Creamy and rich, tangy and smooth, lactic and JUST PLAIN GOOD. This one's begging for some melting action, or keep it cool on your next cheese plate and watch people try and guess which French brie it is. Then laugh at them.
There is more than one theory on how the Asian water buffalo, or "bubalus bubalis," roamed into Italy. One theory is that the Goths are responsible for helping them migrate to Italy in the medieval period; another claims that the Arabs introduced them to Sicily in the second century. Brothers Alfio and Bruno Gritti are the producers of Casatica, and they decided to mix up their cheesy operation by introducing water buffalo to their lineup about 10 years ago. They also make a blue cheese, Blu di Bufala, and it's awesome.
Champagne! Prosecco! Cava! Bring on the bubbles and don't look back. Goes swimmingly with sweets, especially red jams and marmalades or a drizzle of imported Italian honey. Do it. Go now.
A beautiful cheese
Posted by Smitty on 12th Jan 2016
I ordered this from DiBrunos and when I got the order, I found that they had sent me the buffalo mozzarella by mistake. I called and they were apologetic and told me they would correct the problem and send me the right cheese. They told me to enjoy the mozzarella in the meantime, which I did. The Casatica arrived shortly and is a wonderful cheese which has one of the smoothest, creamiest textures you will ever come across. The rind is soft and edible and, unlike French Brie, is very mild in flavor. Since I don't like the sharpness of the Brie rind, this is a welcome change. Softened for an hour or so at room temp, this cheese is downright heavenly which it must be to justify the exorbitant price, but in this case you are getting what you are paying for. Highly recommended.