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 resulting in 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, Tuscany and is 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)