Located a few hours north of Milano in the Valtaleggio region, CasArrigoni is an affineur that specializes in working with small local cheesemakers such as Caseificio San Carlo. Named for a cylindrical building that is used as a shelter and vantage point for hunters, Roccolo is a cow's milk cheese with a lightly washed, tacky rind and an aroma reminsicent of a damp cave. Inside is a beautiful cake-like paste that smacks of lemon and cream in the center, and umami broth closer to the rind.
This organic cheese is brought to the United States by Pondini, an importer specializing in organic cheeses.
Farm / Company: Arrigoni/Pondini
Cheesemaker: Alvaro Ravasio
Proprietor: Caseificio San Carlo
Affineur: Tina Ravasio
City, State: Coccaglio
Milk Type: Cow
Milk Treatment: Pasteurized
Aging: 6 months
Size(s): 6-pound wheel