Occelli al Malto D'Orzo e Whiskey
Quick Overview :
Sheep's milk-y and sharp with a whiskey finish; Dense whiskey-flavored fudge; A malty, boozy trip to the darkside.
Country of Origin: Italy
Milk Type/Treatment: Raw Sheep/Cow/Goat
Rennet Type: Animal
The Flavor Experience
Malto d' Orzo eats like a boozy bowl of cereal topped with a heavy sheep cream. The aroma and taste are excitingly intoxicating and will have you saying, "Wow!" at the first bite. Malto d' Orzo is a very special kind of cheese which serves to rewrite what most think cheese to be. It has a dense, fudgy paste and an alcoholic undertow reminiscent of Italian Rum Cake.
Malto d'Orzo is your front row seat to a piano man's boozy, smoky microphone. So, soak it it in. Originally 'butter focused', Beppino Occelli entered the industry in 1976 and currently makes some of the world's most authentic cheeses representing the Italian Alps region of Cuneo. His Testuns pay homage to a very old, rustic style of cheesemaking that utilizes various milk ratios and 'left overs' from other types of food production.
Enjoy with a Sazerac, Smoking Goose Duck prosciutto (cured with Star Anise), and fresh orange slices.