The term ‘Duro’ means ‘rough’ or ‘rugged’ in Italian. Bra Duro was given its name to describe its hard and course texture of its rind. This rind is built during the course of the three months Bra Duro takes to age. If it is aged for less than three months it is known as Bra Tenero and will develop a much milder flavor complex.
Inside the rind lies a firm yellow cow’s milk cheese speckled with small holes. Bra Duro is similar to cheddar in its flavor profile, with a sharp bite and a nutty background. When cooking with Bra Duro, use it mostly as a grated topping on soups, salads and pasta dishes. Bra Duro is also an excellent snacking cheese and will make a great addition to your cheese platter. If you are looking for a wine pairing, try a medium bodied red wine, or opt for something different and pair it with an amber beer, which will also compliment it nicely.
Upon receipt of your order the ice pack may no longer be frozen. This is expected and should not be the cause of alarm. The cheese should be cool to room temperature. Once rewrapped and stored properly the cheese will last up to 3 weeks.
For optimal storage allowing the cheese to breathe and retain moisture wrap the cheese in wax paper, plastic wrap or tin foil upon arrival.
A - Bloomy rind, tomes, hard or dry rind cheeses - wrap only the cut surface in plastic wrap, leaving the rind exposed so the cheese can breathe.
B - Blue cheeses should be wrapped securely in tin foil.
C - Washed rind cheeses should be wrapped in wax paper.
D - Small cheeses such as goat’s milk crottin should be wrapped in wax paper.
E - Soft cheeses store well in waxed paper or sealed containers.
Store your cheese in a cool, damp place such as a wine cellar, larder, wine cabinet, or in the vegetable drawer of your refrigerator (the warmest part of the refrigerator).
As a general rule, aged hard cheeses last longer than softer, less aged varieties.
For the fullest flavor it is recommended to bring cheese to room temperature before serving.
* See cheese label for proper storage recommendations
To ensure product quality all cheese will ship overnight May 1 through October 1 due to warm summer temperatures.
October through May all cheese will ship 2nd Day, with an Overnight option available at an additional charge.