How To Buy Paese Cheese
You are wondering how to buy Paese cheese? Paese cheese is relatively lesser known but is very unique in its origin and texture. Paese cheese was invented by Egidio Galbani in 1906 who wanted a much softer and delicate cheese to sell within Italy. Bel Paese means ‘beautiful country’ and is originally from Lombardy region, Italy.
The cheese made in Italy has a map of Italy while Paese cheese made in the US has a map of the Americas.
This cheese is used as a substitute for mozzarella by some. It is primarily made form cow’s milk and is semi soft in texture with a rich buttery flavor and milky aroma. It is matured for 6-8 weeks.
Primarily the Paese cheese is also a snack or dessert cheese and paired with red, white and fruity wines. Paese cheese is used on pizzas and casseroles.
If you are planning to buy Paese cheese look out for the wrapping which has an image of Italian geologist and paleontologist Antonio Stoppani since it was inspired by his book.You will find Paese cheese medallions that have a distinct, soft, creamy and elegant flavor that kids love. They come packaged as round disks wrapped in gold foil.
You can find it online to at gourmet sleuth or dibruno and several other online cheese stores. It can start as low as 5.85$ per 8oz. 24 pieces medallions come as a pack for 11.99$ and a whole wheel weighing 4 lbs may cost you $52.49.
If you are buying Bel Paes cheese look out for these pointers, and enjoy this rich, creamy cheese.
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