AUGUST ITALIAN BOARD
AUGUST ITALIAN BOARD
Caprini Tartufo | Piemonte, Cow & Goat (160g)
Rosso di Langa | Piemonte, Cow & Ewe (280g)
Pecorino Ambrato | Central Sardinia, Ewe (300g)
Ragusano | Sicily, Cow (300g)
Blu di Pecora | Piemonte, Ewe (300g)
Box of La Fromagerie Biscuits
Straw Mat for Serving
Caprini Tartufo: The ultimate luxury treat. A fresh handmade goat’s cheese topped with shaved truffles. The earthy woody aromas give way to the balanced sweet/sharp taste of the cheese.
Rosso di Langa: The rich cream texture has a subtle aroma of fresh grass and hay, with a mellow taste almost like clotted cream.
Pecorino Ambrato: A clean and well-balanced Pecorino. The sheep graze on open hillside pastures with fresh foraged feed only, making each wheel different than the next, and seasonality at the forefront. The three-month-aged versions are sweet, earthy and nutty.
Ragusano: This stretched curd cheese – formed into a squared-off log – is quite unique, with a spicy taste and a chewy open texture. Notes of burnt orange, crusty bread, pepper and the buttery straw punctuate the long, complex arc of flavour.
Blu di Pecora: This creamy dense ewe's milk blue with a sharp minerality can be compared to Roquefort. A superb cheese for fine Barolo and Barbaresco wines, as well as Barbera d'Asti.
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VILLA BUCCI, CASTELLI DI JESI
If you like minerality & floral aromas, & are a fan of Sancerre, then Verdicchio is the Italian cousin. This vineyard is organic & by reducing the vine yielf the concentration of grape is astounding & the 5 areas in different exposures & altitude enable the blending of the wines to achieve greath depth. 50 years old Slovenian oak barrels emphasize the bouquet & evolution. Wondeful aromas & great fruity hits.
LE MACIE DEL PONTE ALLA GRANCHAIA, TUSCANY
85% SANGIOVESE & 15% MERLOT
The wonderful character of this wine is achieved by first fermenting in steel tanks & then by refining in french oak barrels for 12 months.the wine is fruity with scents of wild cherries & plums; full bodied & soft tannins with lovely long finish. Perfect with cheese & red meat dishes. A good dinner party wine