Cacio De Roma is a sheep’s milk cheese manufactured in Rome. It is often compared to Pecorino Romano, as it is from the same region and they are both sheep’s milk cheeses. To compare them in texture and flavor, Cacio is a softer and has a better balance of salt and cream than Pecorino, owing that fact to its younger age. Cacio is only aged for four weeks and is considered to be one of the most enjoyable cheeses in its age range. It’s depth of flavor is excellently developed despite its youth.
Cacio De Roma can be enjoyed by its self as a snacking cheese or in pasta dishes. A classic Roman preparation using this cheese is called Cacio e Pepe; simple pasta cooked with an abundance of grated Cacio cheese and fresh cracked black pepper, heated until the cheese is melted and creamy. Pair it with a full bodied red wine for a wonderful complement, or go for a southern Italian red wine for a local pairing.
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.