Provolone Mandarone

Regional selection: 
Trentino Alto Adige
Selection by milk: 
Milk Treatment: 
Pasteurized milk

Provolone is a pasta filata cheese typical of southern Italy which was introduced to Lombardy in the first half of the eighteenth century by Neapolitan cheese makers. Its popularity spread and today it is considered a traditional product of Lombardy, Emilia, the Veneto and the Trento area. Earning an esteemed place amongst other regional products,  it was awarded denomination of controlled origin (DOC) status in 1993 under the name ‘Valpadana Provolone’.

Valpadana Provolone is made in a variety of formats. The ones known as Mandarone, meaning large tangerine, are best suited for long aging. When matured for more than a year in proper conditions, the cheese becomes granular and hard with a pronounced sharp bite balanced by flavors of toasted hazelnuts and caramel.

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