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Perla Grigia

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Country: Italy

Region: Veneto

Texture: Semi-Soft

Type of Milk: Cow

Aging Time: At least 60 days

Pasteurized: Both versions are available

This is an Italian, semi-soft cheese from the Veneto region of Italy.  Made using cow’s milk, this cheese is mixed with truffle shavings and then coated with various spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and ash to preserve it and add a different flavor component to the cheese.  This cheese's name, “Perla Grigia”, means “gray pearl”, and is in reference to the appearance of the cheese. The pate is ivory in color and smooth in texture with a flavor is creamy and slightly rustic with undertones of truffle.

 

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