Castel Rosso is made from raw cow’s milk cheese in the Piemonte region of
Castel Rosso is considered to be the ‘ultimate table cheese’ by many purveyors and cheese experts. The crumbly white paste in the center is surrounded by a buttery, darker cream closer to the rind. The natural rind is gray and usually decorated with several molds of different colors. The flavors range from mild and butter like, to tangy and sharp, not unlike cheddar. Add Castel to any cheese plate or appetizer platter with other Italian delicacies, grape mustardo and chestnut honey are both highly recommended pairings. If you are looking for a wine to enjoy with your cheese, opt for a fruity red with a medium body like Chianti.
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.