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Nocetto di Capra

Producer
Casearia Arnoldi Valtaleggio
Country
Italy
Region
Lombardy
Size
5 in diameter x 2.5 in height
Weight
1 lb
Website
arnoldivaltaleggio.it
Milk
Goat
Treatment
Pasteurised
Classification
Semi Soft
Rennet
Animal
Rind
Mold Ripened
Style
Soft-Ripened (Brie-like)

 

Casearia Arnoldi Valtaleggio is run by master affineur Ambrogio Arnoldi, who comes from a long line of Taleggio makers in the heart of Valtaleggio in Italy. This region, in the country’s far north, is known for its stark mountainous landscape and the transhumant shepherding lifestyle that resulted in a deep dairying tradition. The company was formed in 2007, when three local businesses producing and marketing typical Lombardy cheeses joined forces.

While Casearia Arnoldi Valtaleggio specializes in Taleggio—a famous washed-rind DOP cheese—the company also matures a range of other original specialties, such as this soft-ripened disk made from the milk of indigenous local goats. Aged 40 days, the wheels grow a bloomy white rind and develop a downy white paste that softens with age.

Tasting Notes

Nocetto di Capra is mild and creamy, balanced and velvety.

Pairings

Pair it with fresh fruit, acacia honey, or a dry sparkling white wine.

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