Il Forteto Cacio di Bosco Tartufo Stagionato is an aged pecorino from Tuscany with the addition of fresh black truffle.
Il Forteto Cacio di Bosco Tartufo Stagionato is an aged pecorino from Tuscany with the addition of fresh black truffle. The freshness of the truffle flavour belies the additional ageing of this cheese which gives the cheese a firm texture without being dry. The co-operative produces some of the best pecorino in Tuscany and Il Forteto Cacio di Bosco Tartufo Stagionato is one of the few cheeses that truly captures the real flavour of truffle.
A little history
Il Forteto (“the fort”) is a commune tucked away in the Muggelano Valley, 30km from Florence, in Tuscany spread across 650 acres of rolling hills. The farm was established by a group of friends in the early 1980’s with the help of grants from the Italian Government . The group runs the farm on organic principles, and apart from growing most of their own food and wine, it has also become very successful in the production of cheese, Chianina beef, apples and olive oil. They now produce more than 1000 tons of ewe’s milk cheese and 350 tons of stretched cow’s milk cheese, and the brand represents more than 20% of all Tuscan DOP Pecorino.