Testun al Barolo
|Place of Origin||Piedmont, Italy|
|Milk Type||Cow + Goat Milk|
|Wine Pairing||Surely nothing can beat a terroir-appropriate Barolo match for this cheese. Any excuse will do.|
An explosively tasty Italian cheese coated in the must of iconic Barolo wine grapes.
Testuns are an ancient type of Italian mountain cheese made by blending together the best milks in any given season. Various quantities of cow, goat and ewes milk are used each season, selected according to taste and availablity, to create a sharp and tangy cheese. The flavour of the cheese remains relatively consistent year round, while the ratio of the milk changes to allow for seasonal fluctuations. This batch contains creamy cows milk and tangy goats milk, resulting in a sharp cheese with a firm yet flaky texture that melts in your mouth. the cow's milk offers a creamy, lactic base while the goats milk adds a citrusy, acidic flavour profile.
The flavours of the cheese and grapes mingle together to create a well rounded character that is all at once bitey, creamy, sweet, vinous, buttery and sharp. Serve after dinner with a glass of Barolo. Eating the grape must is perfectly okay but optional. Sometimes the wine seeps in to the cheese creating small blue or purple veins, which are nothing to be concerned about.
Picnic Size | Approx 150g | Ideal for 2-3 people
Platter Size | Approx 250g | Ideal for entertaining small groups
Party Size | Approx 500g | Ideal for entertaining larger groups
|Ordering cheese online||
Fine cheese is highly perishable and seasonal, so buying person when possible is best. Read our buying guide here for tips from our cheesemonger.
When ordering online, sizes are approximate for cheeses cut from the wheel. As such, prices may differ slightly from purchasing in store. If the cheese you have ordered is not available or not in peak condition, our cheesemonger will be in touch to arrange a suitable substitute. You can also call the store on 4655 4336 prior to placing an order for guidance from our team.
We deliver cheese using insulated boxes sent via express post. We can deliver to metro areas in NSW, VIC & QLD. We cannot deliver to rural areas where express post takes multiple days to arrive, or to WA, SA, NT or TAS. We dispatch cold orders Tuesday-Thursday only. Most deliveries will take place within 1-2 days.
Express Shipping rates (including a chiller box) are as follows:
Testun al Barolo