Sample Saturday: Montasio Cheese

Montasio

Aged Montasio

Montasio Cheese is made from raw milk and only in the Friuli Venezia Giulia and eastern Veneto regions of Italy. The origins of the cheese can be traced back to the 17th century, where it was developed in one of the mountain monasteries.

The cheese has four stages of maturity, which range from mild to deeply savory. The most widely available stages are fresh or Fresco (aged 2 to 4 months), and medium or Mezzan (aged 5 to 10 months). Gallucci’s also has the more hard-to-find Aged, or Vecchio Montasio, which has been aged for over 10 months.

As a young cheese, Montasio can be served sliced for a platter or panino. When aged, it can be grated for pastas, sauces, and other dishes. Our Deli will have samples of both young and aged Montasio at our store on Saturday, April 28th from 10 AM to 2 PM.

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