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.
This cheese was in great condition when I received it. Shared it with neighbors, and they loved it. I grew up going to Loveras when I was little. I loved the Italian sausage my grandmother would get from there. She lived in Krebs and my mother grew up there. We love the Muenster cheese as well!!!