Sunday, February 3, 2013

Peppery Pevrin

Happy Superbowl Sunday everyone! Today's cheese caught my eye because of the colors... very close to the 49ers colors I thought. :) Today's cheese is the Pevrin from Caseificio La Bottera.

Cheese: Pevrin
Producer: Caseificio La Bottera
Location: Italy
Milk: Pasteurized cow, sheep and goat's milk
Rennet: Traditional (animal)

This three milk cheese is about the size of a large scallop. It is covered in pink, green and black peppercorns.

The cheese itself is a very mild cheese. You taste mostly the lactic creaminess from the cow's milk with a touch of nutty earthiness from the sheep's milk and a hint of the goaty tang. If you've never had a mixed milk cheese before, this might be a good cheese for you to start with. The paste is slightly chalky yet very spreadable. I think it is a good thing that the cheese is so mild because you really get to experience the yummy bite of the different peppers!

Because of the spiciness of the peppers, I would pair this cheese with a beer - perfect for the Superbowl! Be sure to include a cheese spreader and some tasty crackers and you have yourself a tasty (and themed!) cheese for the game. 

Have fun today and GOOOOOOO NINERS!!!!!!! Until next time, eat, drink and be happy!