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Hand-Formed Traditional Caciocavera

$7.25
(10 reviews) Write a Review
Weight:
0.50 LBS
Width:
5.00 (in)
Height:
6.00 (in)
Depth:
1.75 (in)
Current Stock:

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.

 

CHEESE INFO

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.

Ingredients:
Pasteurized Grade A Goat Milk, Salt, Rennet, Cheese Cultures. Aged
Awards:
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.

Reviews

  • 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
    Cheese

    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
    cheese

    Posted by Rhonda Watson on Dec 30th 2019

    good as I remember from childhood

  • 5
    Traditional Caciocavera cheese

    Posted by Margie on Dec 21st 2019

    One of the finest cheeses available. Memories of home.

  • 5
    Favorite cheese for over 60 years!!!!!

    Posted by Candy Kitchen on Nov 27th 2019

    THRILLED YOU CAN ORDER ON-LINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5
    Cheese

    Posted by Larry V. Wood on Nov 25th 2019

    Everything arrived on time. The cheese was very tasty.

  • 5
    Cheese like Grandma used to make

    Posted by mike detello on Sep 25th 2019

    Love it! Tastes like Grandma DeTello made it!

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