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Occelli Foglie di Castagno

Like having breakfast for dinner.

Quick Overview:

Sheep sharp with a brown sugar finish; Dense and fudgy, sweet and satisfying; Aged in fresh chestnut leaves, undressing this stunner takes you right back to prom night.

Quick Facts

Country of Origin: Italy
Milk Type/Treatment: Pasteurized Sheep/Cow
Rennet Type: Animal

The Flavor Experience

Occelli in Foglie di Castagno, like most cheeses from the Piedmont, is made under a perfect storm of correct milk ratios and only when the chestnut leaves are fresh. This results in a limited availability and a high price tag. But don't be scared off by the bottom line. A pound is a lot and a little goes a long way. The value is there; so dont feel guilty blowing your cheese allowance on this gem. You'll be glad you did.

The Story

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.

Usage Tips

Pair with a Milk Stout or a cup of coffee.

Full Description
$25.00
/ 8 oz.

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Product Description

Sheep sharp with a brown sugar finish; Dense and fudgy, sweet and satisfying; Aged in fresh chestnut leaves, undressing this stunner takes you right back to prom night.

Quick Facts

Country of Origin: Italy
Milk Type/Treatment: Pasteurized Sheep/Cow
Rennet Type: Animal

The Flavor Experience

Occelli in Foglie di Castagno, like most cheeses from the Piedmont, is made under a perfect storm of correct milk ratios and only when the chestnut leaves are fresh. This results in a limited availability and a high price tag. But don't be scared off by the bottom line. A pound is a lot and a little goes a long way. The value is there; so dont feel guilty blowing your cheese allowance on this gem. You'll be glad you did.

The Story

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.

Usage Tips

Pair with a Milk Stout or a cup of coffee.

SKU: CHIT726P

Country of Origin
Italy
Milk Type
Sheep
Rennet Type
Animal
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  1. Beppino Occelli in chestnut leaves
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    Posted by Peter Salvatore on 20th Jan 2020

    Everything was quick and product excellent.

    Only two of the 4 lbs were wrapped in paper and not vacume sealed.

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