DesMartin Castelmagno d'Alpeggio DOP is one of the most prestigious cheeses in the world. It is made in Castelmagno, Valliera in altitude of 1700-2000m.
The production takes place only in the period of pasture between May and October. The cows are living freely eating only fresh grass, 400 different types of Alpine flowers and herbs. The cheese is 100% pure and natural. Castelmagno is aged in underground stone caves (+10 degrees) with the high moisture level.
Castelmagno d'Alpeggio DOP is made with raw cow's milk with possible additions of sheep’s or goat’s milk. It is 100% alpine summer milk.
By colour Castelmagno is yellow amber, it is semi hard and veined. While cutting the cheese, you can feel the burst of the ‘mountain herbs’. Flavour is sweet, delicate that changes by ageing more spicy and complex.
Castelmagno is perfect for cheese plate and for cooking the most delicious Italian slow food dishes such as gnocchi. Wines such as Barolo, Reciota della Valpolicella and Chianti pair well with this cheese.
Raw milk cheeses are alive. The maturing process continues in your fridge therefore alive cheeses should be preserved so that it could breathe. Remove the food film and keep the cheese in food paper as loosely as possible, so that the air can go through. Do not use any closed boxes. Shelf life: 3-4 months.
This product is extremely rare and available in very limited quantities in limited periods. Reserving is the best way to guarantee yourself the availability of these rare taste adventures. Reserving requires 100% prepayment. After you have made the order, invoice will be issued. You will also receive the reservation document with a date of delivery. Read more about Food Bank.