Parmigiano Reggiano Cravero - Baruffi

Country of Origin: Italy
Region: Emilia-Romagna
Type of Milk: Cow
Cheese Style: Hard
Flavor Profile: Medium-strong

For five generations, the Cravero family has been hand-selecting young wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano from the finest farms of Emilia-Romagna and transporting them to their maturation caves in Bra, a mountain village in central Piedmont.

Every two years, while attending the bi-annual cheese festival known simply as "Cheese" we pay a visit to Giorgio and his aging rooms. We taste through several batches of his cheese and we select the batches we would like to import. After years of working together, we have found two producers in particular that are most consistently on target with our palate preferences: Baruffi and San Pietro. The wheels we bring in from these farms can vary a bit in age, but are generally between 24 and 28 months old.

Baruffi is a rare producer in the world of Parmigiano by virtue of the fact that they use the milk of their own herd of Freisan and Holstein cows - making them essentially a farmstead producer. Cesare and Nicole Baruffi produce no more than six wheels of cheese per day which they age in their own facility for a year before they are transferred to the aging halls of the Cravero family. Flavor profiles vary from year to year and from age to age but in general, we find this cheese to offer high, fruity notes of aroma and flavor with a nice tanginess on the palate.

Produced By: Cravero
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Parmigiano Reggiano Cravero - Baruffi
Product ID: 00706
Price: $31.95 / 1.00 lb
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