Most are familiar with the young and nutty slicing provolone that works so well on sandwiches and melted over classic Italian dishes. Not everyone may know that their cold cut favorite has a more refined and mature sibling. Sharp Provalone is origionally a product of Italy but is now made internationally.
Provalone Piccante is a spicy and delightful all purpose cheese. Use it in a traditional Italian antipasto with tangy olives, cured meats, and wedges of Italian bread. Slice it thinly and pile it into rustic sandwiches when a little extra flavor is needed or grate it over salads for an extra kick.
A truly delicious preparation of this cheese, that is very reminiscent of a cheese board but on a smaller scale, is a wedge of red apple, topped with a dollop of Dijon mustard and a thin slice of Provalone Piccante. It’s the perfect snack to put out for casual friends or a rainy afternoon at home.
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.