Founded by Errico Auricchio, BelGioioso Cheese is a cheesemaking operation based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Errico comes from a family of cheese makers who have been producing Provolone in Italy for over a century. In 1979, he moved his family to the United States and opened his own Italian cheese company.
Over the last thirty years, BelGioioso has grown to include seven manufacturing facilities in Northeastern Wisconsin. Using the milk of Wisconsin dairy farmers, the company produces over 25 types of cheese. However, each facility produces only a select few of these cheeses, thereby ensuring high quality and consistency. This has resulted in multiple awards, including several United States, World Cheese Championship, and American Cheese Society Awards.
Auribella is a raw cow’s milk cheese that is aged for at least 6 months. During that time, the cheese develops a crumbly texture. It has a clean, fresh aroma and a cream-colored rind and paste. The flavor is robust and sharp.
This cheese is best crumbled into salads or served with fruit as a dessert or snack. It pairs very well with robust red wines such as Chianti or Merlot, and ciders.