|Country of Origin||Italy|
|Classification||Fresh cheese, semi-soft|
|Milk||Raw cow’s milk|
|Dates back||10th century|
|Rind||Soft, thin, natural|
|Length||18 to 22 cm (7 to 8.5 inches)|
|Width||4 to 8 cm (1.5 to 3 inches)|
|Height (thickness)||4 to 8 cm (1.5 to 3 inches)|
|Weight||2.5 kg (5.5 lb)|
|Age||5 to 10 days (first aging), at least 40 days (mature)|
|Aroma||Yogurt, milky, wild herbs|
|Taste||Refreshing, sour, sweet, hint of tart flavor|
|Pairing||Bruschetta, salad, pasta, risotto|
|Beverage pairing||Valbissera di san Colombano, Malvasia delle Lipari|
|Color||Ivory white (first aging), grey-green reddish (later stages of aging)|
Quartirolo Lombardo has a crumbly texture and a sweet and slightly tart flavor that becomes harsher over time.
The name quartirolo is derived from the Italian expression erba quartirolo (forth grass), which means the best time of the season for cutting grasses (often the last cut of summer).
Thus, this cheese was originally made only at the end of summer (September) when the cows graze the grass.
Nevertheless, Quartirolo Lombardo is currently made throughout the year.
Quartirolo Lombardo Tasting Notes
Ivory-white on both the exterior and interior, this cheese has a crumbly, grainy texture with a refreshing, sweet flavor with little hints of sourness.
The aroma is incredibly invigorating with smells of yogurt, cow’s milk, and a suggestion of wild herbs.
How to Enjoy (PAIRING)
This cheese is extremely versatile and can go along many dishes ranging from pasta and risotto (hot dishes) to summer and winter salads (cold dishes).
Put in the speciality dish of Quartirolo pie, or serve with Valbissera di san Colombano, or Malvasia delle Lipari.
Alternatively, you can also eat this cheese with non-gmo cracker and jam for a quick snack.
Our favorite non-GMO multi-seed rice thin cracker to go along Quartirolo Lombardo:
- Hearty mix of sesame, black sesame, poppy and flax seeds in crunchy cracker
- Crispy, earthy texture and balanced taste
- Gluten free
- No high fructose corn syrup or hydrogenated oils
- No artificial preservatives, flavors or colors
Buy Quartirolo Lombardo Online:
- Foodexplore.com – €18.54 per 1.5 kg
- Italybite.it – €5.90 per 250 g
- Ordersgelmax.com – US$29.87 per 1.5 kg
- Luxofood.com – Rp150,000 per 200 g
More Cheeses from Italy:
- Casatella Trevigiana
- Strachitunt PDO
- Spressa delle Giudicarie PDO
- Trentingrana PDO
- Bitto PDO
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