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Provolone Piccante (400g)
Provolone Piccante (400g) Provolone Piccante (400g) Provolone Piccante (400g)

Provolone Piccante (400g)

Probably Italy's second most popular cheese.


Provolone Piccante has a sharp, piquant taste (hence the "Piccante").


It is considered to be a semi-hard cheese, made with cow's milk and aged for at least 4 months.


❆ IMPORTANT - this is a 'fresh' product. Please see How to Store on the Product Description tab.

Availability: In stock

Price:
£8.00
Code: CH42
Product description

    Details

    A popular Italian cheese, Provolone Piccante has a sharp, piquant taste (hence the "Piccante"). It is considered to be a semi-hard cheese, made with cow's milk and aged for at least 4 months.

     

    It is actually quite closely related to Mozzarella in that it is a 'pulled-curd' cheese (meaning the warm curds of cheese are pulled into elastic bands of cheese). However, rather than served fresh, like Mozzarella or Burrata, these strings of curd are then formed into their final shape, brined in a salty bath, and aged.

     

    We freshly cut 400g pieces of Provolone to order (photo shows a half cheese - approx 3kg).

     

    Try it....

    Delicious melted on sandwiches and pizza as well as a great table cheese.

     

    An interesting fact

    This method of cheese making, where the cheese is pulled or stretched into bands, is called Pasta Filata. The English equivalent is stretched-curd, pulled-curd or plastic-curd. As mentioned above, Pasta Filata is used to make Mozzarella and Provolone cheese as well as Scamorza.

     

    ❆ How to Store

    Provolone Piccante needs to be refrigerated. We will wrap it in waxed paper, pack it in a foil-lined bag and protect it with an ice-pack. When you receive your parcel you should put the Provolone in the fridge leaving it in the waxed paper and bag - it will typically last for 2-3 weeks stored like this. At Christmas time (for deliveries after the beginning of December) we will vacuum pack the Provolone -  it will last 4-6 weeks unopened in your fridge. Once opened wrap in tin foil.

     

    Buy as a Gift

    To buy this Provolone Piccante as a present choose 'add to basket' and then click here to create your own hamper. Or why not take a look at our pre-made hampers?

Nutritional information

    Ingredients

    Pasteurised cow's milk, salt, rennet. 

     

    Allergy Information

    Contains milk

     

    Nutrition

    Information unavailable.

     

     

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(NB If you need delivery on a Weekend or a Monday, please call us on 01858 419554).

 

FRESH GOODS: For deliveries containing fresh goods we will add an ice pack that lasts for 24-48hrs. We will also put a sticker on the outside of your parcel to let you know there are items inside that need to be chilled.  Please bear this in mind when selecting your delivery date and address.

 

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