Caciocavallo Lucano Cheese


Size: 8 oz Approx Cow Raw Italy, Basilicata

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Caciocavallo cheese is considered to be one of the oldest pasta filata cheeses and dates back to the 1st century. While the origins of this cheese are disputed, one thought is that the cheese, which is tied with rope in pairs, was hung over the backs of horses (cavallo in Italian) for transport. Regardless of its beginnings, caciocavallo is a beloved product throughout southern Italy and truly representative of their regional cuisine.

The Caciocavallo cheese making process is very similar to that of Mozzarella. The production starts when the curd is warmed in whey, cut in strips and put back into hot water and whey. The warm curds are kneaded, placed in hot water again and shaped into tear-drop shaped balls. They are tied in pair on ropes or in netting and hung for aging.

Made exclusively with cow's milk, it has a thin and smooth straw-colored rind. Rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins and fats, it has aromatic notes and a sweet and delicate taste if young, and more complex hints when aged for more than 10-12 months.

Caciocavallo is typically found throughout Southern Italy and is used in many regional dishes. Our Caciocavallo comes from Basilicata where the cheese is often eaten as a table cheese or grated over pasta. Aged three months, the cheese is milder and still retains some moisture.

Aged caciocavallo, which can last up to three years, is robust and sharp.

Caciocavallo Cheese: Some Tips

Organoleptic properties

Aspect and texture: hard exterior rind is ivory in color when young turning golden with age – smooth paste which turns crumbly with age.
Taste: mild and delicate when young becoming tangy and strong with age.
Serving suggestions
Used as table cheese when young – with age used for grating/shaving over pastas, salads etc. Also, serve it combined with roasted chestnuts and porcini mushrooms.
Cheese pairings
Wine: aged Caciocavallo combines with full-bodied red wines such as Ciro or Aglianico del Vulture; young Caciocavallo pairs well with lighter and fruity red wines such as the Lagrain.
Beer: Stout beer.
Jam: pear, figs.
Honey: eucalyptus.


Raw cow's milk, traditional rennet, cultures, salt.

Caciocavallo Recipes

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