|Country of Origin||Italy|
|Age||70 to 365 days|
|Milk||Cow (Orobic goat’s milk maximum 10%)|
|Weight and shape||8 – 25 kg (17 lb to 55 lb), flat wheel with concave edge|
|Size||Diameter 50 cm (20 inches), Height 9 to 12 cm (3.5 to 5 inches)|
|Taste||Mild, buttery. hay (less than 6 months), spicy, nutty and dried fruit hints (more than 6 months)|
|Aroma||Flowers and grass|
|Pairing||Sfursat, Amarone, Pizzoccheri, walnut polenta, sciatt|
The Bitto cheese dated back to the 16th century and was first made in the Orobic Valleys. This cheese was widely praised as a sublime dairy product ever since.
Made in the summer in the mountain dairies or calecc, Bitto is an Italian traditional delicacy that is named after the fast-flowing river in the region.
The minimum aging period is 70 days and can be stored for up to 10 years.
Bitto Tasting Notes
The 12 months aging Bitto is hard and crumbly and has an intense spicy, nutty and caramel hints. The less than 6 months aging Bitto is significantly milder in comparison.
How to Enjoy (PAIRING)
The best wine pairing is hands down Sfursat followed by Amarone.
You can go with honey and walnut polenta for a quick easy snack or mix with local dishes such as Pizzoccheri and sciatt (small buckwheat fritters).
Our favorite Polenta to go with Bitto:
- Prepared in a dedicated Gluten-free allergy-friendly facility
- Gluten Free
- Be used for baking
- Ready in 5 minutes
Where to Buy Bitto:
- Food Explore – €34.20 for 1 kg
- Only Italian Products – €33.64 for 1 kg
- Volpetti – €89.00 for 1 kg (7 years maturation)
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