Provolone with wine
Provolone is a cheese made from cow’s milk, with stringy texture and straw-colored. It acquires its round shape while hand working the curd. It is tied-off at the neck, raffia string or twine, and can have different sizes.
HOW TO SERVE
Provolone is a table cheese that can be paired with rustic appetizers. It can also be used as filling for stuffed tomatoes and eggplant rolls.
TYPOLOGY / Stretched cheese flavoured with red wine.
INGREDIENTS / Milk, Rennet, Salt, Red Wine.
MILK’S PROVENANCE / East Sicily.
SHAPE / Pear shape with calf’s head.
CRUST / Smooth and shiny crust.
COLOUR / Distinctive colour of wine’s pigments.
INNER COLOUR AND CRUST / Clear straw-coloured.
HOLES / Absent.
STRUCTURE / Dense, moderately elastic.
SMELLS / Melted butter lactic scents and notes of fermented.
FLAVOURS / Balance of mild, tart and sapid.
FRAGRANCES / Lactic, animal and wine notes.
TRIGEMINAL SENSATIONS / Moderately warming.
STRUCTURE INSIDE MOUTH / Firstly lumpy then melting and
TASTE-OLFACTORY PERSISTENCE / High.
SALES UNIT / About 1 Kg, 2 Kg.
TECHNOLOGICAL ASPECTS / Raw milk, that originates in two milkings at most, is congealed with lamb’s rennet. The curd ripens in at
least 24 hours, then stretched and shaped with traditional techniques that require only manual operations. The cheese ripens in natural
environments. After a week, the cheese is immersed in red Etna wine for 15 days.
QUALITY CONTROL / H.A.C.C.P. System implemented in the whole productive process; product distribution with hazards control and sixmonth
system control through internal and external second audit to main suppliers.
TRACK / Track system applied for every production lot with acquisition of information and origin lots for raw materials, packaging products
and execution’s charge in every degree of production cycle.
TRACEABILITY / Capability for recall all deployment units at sale within 6 hours from non conformity manifestation. Non conform product’s
withdrawal in 72 hours from sales freeze.
RIPENING / 4 days.
SHELF LIFE / 90 days.
PRESERVATION / Keep in fridge at positive temperature + 4° C.
PACKAGING / Packaging 2012, Camuglia dairy.
BACH CODING / 6 digits corresponding to start production’s day, month and year.