Bellavitano Merlot

Region: Wisconsin, USA
Milk: Cow
Texture: Firm

Created by the master cheesemakers at Sartori using time-honored techniques and the highest quality milk, Bellavitano features a rich and creamy texture with a great, cravable taste reminiscent of an aged, premium Cheddar balanced by a full-flavoured Parmesan. Bellavitano offers a versatile flavour with excellent melting characteristics and a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. This Bellavitano is then soaked in merlot to give it extra tang and full merlot flavor.

It is a hard cheese that features a rich and creamy texture, yet with slight crystallization crunches like an aged Parmesan. The taste is reminiscent of an aged, premium Cheddar balanced by a full-flavored Parmesan. The cheese is soaked in merlot to give it extra tang and a rich merlot flavor. You taste a hint of the deep red wine, a slight plum and berry tang, then the bite, smoothness, and depth of an aged Cheddar. Sweet, salty, and milky. It has a smooth, creamy mouthfeel with those dreamy nuggets of crystallization that melts in your mouth. This cheese also has excellent melting characteristics.

Suggested Pairings
Wine: Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot
Food: Whole grain or wheat breads, crackers, water crackers, butter crackers, pita or tortilla, poultry, pork, vegetables, apples, pears, grapes, dried fruits, nuts, olives
Spirits: Port, scotch, brandy, madeira
Beer: Ciders and fruit beers, weiss beer, brown ale, stout