Hand-Formed Traditional Caciocavera-8oz

(14 reviews)
5.00 (in)
6.00 (in)
1.75 (in)
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Our flagship cheese. We have been selling this cheese for decades here at Lovera's. Rich and buttery, Caciocavera is a cross between smooth mozzarella and the earthy depth of provolone. This table cheese is also wonderful melted on your favorite sandwich, pasta dish, and homemade pizza.  The milk for all of our hand-crafted cheeses is from family-owned single-source dairies and is hormone and pesticide free.



Type: Pasta Filata

Family: Italian Cheese

Ripened: Develops sharpness with age. Akin to a mild provolone

Rind: Smooth, edible, brine-cured rind

Culture: Thermophilic culture

Coagulant: Natural Calf Rennet

Shelf Life: 6 months

Milk: Jersey milk produced on a single, small, family-owned and operated dairy without the use of hormones. Animals allowed free access to pasture throughout the year.

Shop Storage: Store in refrigeration for up to 6 months

Home/Restaurant: Store in refrigerator. Leave out at room temperature for several hours before enjoying this cheese. Cover remaining cheese (in the rare case that this will happen) with cheese paper and put back in refrigeration.
Flavor: Nutty, caramel, slightly buttery with earthy overtones

Wine Pairings: Complex flavor profile stands best with a robust aged red wine.
Food Pairings: At room temperature this cheese is wonderful with fresh fruits; apples, pears, and figs. Caciocavera compliments slow-cooked meats and soups magnificently.

Cooking Tips: Always serve this cheese at room temperature or heated. Can be sliced then fried in olive oil for a delicious appetizer. Shred onto baked pasta dishes. Fast and fun as cheese toast.

Notes: This cheese is the pride of our community here in Krebs, OK. The Italian immigrants who settled in this area to find work in the coal mines brought with them this old world Caciocavallo. It has been a tradition that has lived on through the generations here in Southeast Oklahoma and we are proud to bring this local art to your table.

Ingredients: Grade “A” pasteurized cow’s milk, salt, rennet, cheese cultures.

Pasteurized Grade A Goat Milk, Salt, Rennet, Cheese Cultures. Aged
2012: First Place winner at the World Cheese Awards. 2013: Second place winner of the American Cheese Society Annual cheese conference. 2017: Third place winner of the American Cheese Society Annual cheese conference.


  • 5
    Hand-Formed Traditional Caciocavera

    Posted by Timothy Potwin on Aug 9th 2021

    I was amazed at how smooth and tasty. We purchased one for a friend, who asked where we got it. After telling them about Lovera's they said they will be ordering from your establishment soon! Keep up the great foods you sell. A+

  • 5
    Caciocavera Cheese

    Posted by Jeff Fowler on Aug 2nd 2021

    THE BEST period

  • 5
    Traditional Caciocavera

    Posted by Susan on Mar 3rd 2021

    This was always my favorite cheese growing up!!!! And it still is!!! Took some to work before I retired and it didn't last 30 minutes!!!!

  • 5
    “ Gourd cheese”

    Posted by Cindi Clark on Dec 7th 2020

    I love this cheese. I pay $$ in shipping to have the cheese and sausage sent to Nevada . But Christmas wouldn’t be the same without it.. been enjoying this cheese for 60 years.

  • 5
    Old World Pizza Sauce - 13oz

    Posted by richard moore on Sep 15th 2020

    have bought this product many times before and each time it seems to taste better...if cannot be beat for taste and quality. I love to use in in various dishes..and it always adds a great deal to whatever I use it in.

  • 5

    Posted by wayne rockensock on Sep 13th 2020

    Great product

  • 5
    Absolutely delicious!!!

    Posted by Susan Paddock on May 6th 2020

    I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this cheese!!

  • 5
    Absolutely delicious!!!

    Posted by Susan Paddock on May 6th 2020

    I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this cheese!!

  • 5

    Posted by Rhonda Watson on Dec 30th 2019

    good as I remember from childhood

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