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Provolone

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Provolone
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Vacuum packed with an ice pack, delivered next day by APC

Provolone is a traditional cow's milk from South of Italy made with goat rennet. This cheese after ageing becomes very complex and is a great addition to a cheeseboard. Mario is a micro producer based in the mountain of the Basilicata region a couple of miles from Potenza.

Things to know before you buy
Ingredients : Unpasteurised Cow's Milk, Traditional Rennet. Nutrition : Typical Values as Sold per100g : Energy 1628kj/389kcal, Fat 31.0g, Of which saturates 19.0g, Carbohydrate 1.6g, Of which Sugars 1.6g, Protein 26.0g, Salt 2.0g.
  • Unpasteurised.
  • Delivered vacuum packed.
  • Use within approximately 60 days.
Additional Details
Milk:
Cow's - pasteurised, animal rennet
Cheese Type:
Firm
Provenance:
Basilicata
Serving Suggestion:
Cheese board, fig marmalade
Basilicata region map

Provenance: Basilicata

Basilicata is embedded between Calabria and Apulia, in the south of Italy. One does not stumble across this region accidentally but chooses to visit it in search of a new experience, plunging into places where silence, colors, scents and flavors remove the visitor from the frenzy and stress of modern life and offer unique sensations.

The woods and forests that cover the mountains are dotted with small and charming villages, some even at an altitude of 1000 mt, where pure air, genuine flavors and the beauties of nature are combined with historical vestiges satisfying every curiosity. Beautiful — yet less traversed than other regions — is the area of the Monticchio Lakes, one of the most spectacular locations in Basilicata.

Lake Grande and Lake Piccolo are two splendid stretches of water that fill the two craters of Mount Vulture, now extinct, and are surrounded by thick and lush vegetation.

Even though it is a mainly internal region, Basilicata touches two seas: the Ionian and Tyrrhenian. The Ionic coast, with the two famous sea resorts of Metaponto and Policoro, offers wide beaches, either sandy or pebbly, and partially surrounded by pinewoods and rows of eucalyptus that give off a lovely scent. The Gulf of Policastro, on the Tyrrhenian side, has higher and more indented coasts, where steep promontories alternate with small beaches washed by a crystal-clear sea.

The provinces of the region are Potenza (regional capital) and Matera.