Smoked Provolone is a cheese made from cow’s milk, with a stringy texture. It acquires its round shape while hand working the curd. It is tied-off at the neck with raffia string or twine, and can have different sizes. It is also submerged in liquid smoke.
HOW TO SERVE
Smoked Provolone is a table cheese that can be paired with rustic appetizers.
TYPOLOGY / Smoked stretched cheese.
INGREDIENTS / Milk, Rennet, Salt, Liquid fume.
MILK’S PROVENANCE / East Sicily.
SHAPE / Pear shape with calf’s head.
CRUST / Smooth and shiny crust.
COLOUR / Uniform light brown.
INNER COLOUR AND CRUST / Clear straw-coloured.
HOLES / Absent.
STRUCTURE / Dense, moderately elastic.
SMELLS / Smoked scents, lactic and vegetal notes.
FLAVOURS / Balance of mild, tart and moderately sapid.
FRAGRANCES / Smoked and animal notes.
TRIGEMINAL SENSATIONS / Moderately warming.
STRUCTURE INSIDE MOUTH / Firstly lumpy then melting and
TASTE-OLFACTORY PERSISTENCE / Medium.
SALES UNIT / About 0,5 Kg, 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 liquid fume for about six hours.
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.