This sampler features four cheeses that are typical of four distinct regions of Italy: Toma Piedmontese - Made in the Piedmont region of course, this cheese is surface ripened, meaning it ripens from the rind inward. Toma is a delectable mountain cheese that has a thin rind, a custard-like texture, small pores and a sweet lactic flavor with a gentle bite. Piave Vecchio - Similar to Asiago, Piave Vecchio (aged) is a firm, dry, slightly nutty cheese from the valleys of Northeastern Italy. Mountain Gorgonzola - Italy's famous blue cheese comes from Lombardy. Made from cow's milk taken from local herds that graze on beautiful rolling pastures, no Italian Cheese Assortment would be complete without a cut of authentic Gorgonzola. Pecorino Toscano - This soft, sheep's milk cheese is made in the hills of Tuscany. It is young, sweet and springy. We find that this combination well represents the wide variety of flavors and textures found in Italian cheeses.
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Customer Rating: Summary: Very good overall Comment: I bought this item with a gift certificate. I used the cheese in a cheese tasting party with good friends. The cheese arrived quickly and in good shape. There was a substitution in my order which was fine since there was a disclaimer about substitutions if the exact cheese wasn't available. My only complaint was that there was no information about the cheese. For my tasting, I had to do all the leg work to get information so I could tell my guests what they were eating. Thank goodness for the internet! Nevertheless, I would buy this again. This was the perfect combination, I believe, for the cheese novices I had at the party, nothing too strong or stinky. Each had a distinct flavor and it was enjoyable to get everyone's reaction on the different cheeses. Customer Rating: Summary: Nice cheese Comment: I was pretty wary to order cheese over the internet and to see how fresh it would arrive, but this stuff was great. A wonderful assortment of fine cheeses at a very nice price. Customer Rating: Summary: Bellisimo! Bravo! Comment: This is beyond a doubt a "must try" sampler that goes beyond what you are likely to find in any gourment shop. From the sweet to the sharp, a tasty treat for any cheese lover or for the curious. Customer Rating: Summary: These are excellent authentic cheeses from italy. Comment: We just tried this excellent cheese sampler package...The quality is superb, and i have just ordered their 4 pound package...The cheeses are of excellent quality..You cant go wrong...An excellent buy..5 star rated. Customer Rating: Summary: Truly authentic cheeses, great customer service, fast Comment: Fast and easy communication. Great customer service, and most importantly - great authentic selection of cheeses. After tasting this one, I've immediately went on to try more and could hardly resist all the quality selection they've provided. Highly recommend!