Il Forteto Boschetto al Tartufo (bos-KET-oh al tar-TOOF-oh) is a fresh, young pecorino-style cheese made with a combination of rich, creamy ewe’s milk and full-cream cow’s milk, with the addition of fresh white truffles from the surrounding Tuscan countryside. Dense and moist in texture, this deliciously aromatic cheese can be used as a table cheese or melted into sauces, pasta, or scrambled eggs. It is one of only a few cheeses with truffle that truly captures the real favor.
A little history about Il Forteto
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. Established by a group of friends in the 1970s with government grant assistance, the farm is run according to organic principles. In addition to producing most of their own food and wine, it has also become very successful in the production of cheese, Chianina beef, apples and olive oil.
With a production of over 1000 tons of ewe’s milk cheese and 350 tons of stretched cow’s milk cheese, the brand represents more than 20% of all Tuscan DOP* Pecorino. DOP = Denominazione di Origine Protetta (Protected Designation of Origin)