Gran Tartufo’s Taste
This raw cow milk cheese is treated with a hefty dose of black and white truffles and then aged resulting in an incredibly robust and smoothly funky bite. Made from fresh raw milk “ Il Palagiaccio,” a historic dairy farm.
Serving Gran Tartufo
Whether eaten in chunks or piled on crackers or crispy baguettes this cheese is perfect on its own. Pair with big bold reds like Brunello, Super Tuscans and Bordeaux, structured red wines that are robust and with a generous amount of mature tannins. Or change it up with a fine dry aromatic white wine that has floral notes and hints of vanilla.
How Gran Tartufo Is Made
Made for centuries in Sardinia, Italy this cheese is its own tradition. It’s personality is slightly creamy in texture with a rich, distinctive taste and lots of truffles sourced from beneath the trees of a forest surrounding the Historic Palagiaccio castle. Each hand crafted wheel of cheese weighs between 12-16 lbspounds and is aged for 12/15 months. Gran Tartufo Toscano is aged in the “Ubaldini Grottos” which are located beneath the medieval “ Palagiaccio “dating back around the 1200’s and was a stronghold for the feudal “Ubaldini” family. The patriarch Sir Ugolino of Senni was mentioned in Dante Alighieri’s “Divine Comedy” as being a fearless cavalier and an illustrious member of this noble family.