Provolone with wine 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.
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.
PROVOLA AL VINO - FORMAGGI ALCANTARA
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.