Caciocavallo Silano

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Caciocavallo Silano is aged for 2 to 6 months before being released. The flavor of this cheese changes as it matures. As the Italians say, it is like a man, when young it is sweet, when mature it is spicy. When pairing wine with Caciocavallo Silano, it depends on whether the cheese is young or more mature. For the younger version, light white wines such as Chardonnay or Falanghina (a southern Italian white wine) or full-bodied red wines such as Aglianico del Vulture are recommended. When more mature, pair it with a bold red such as Chianti or Nebbiolo. Caciocavallo Silano can be used in a wide range of recipes, from grilling the cheese to top salads or potatoes, to using it in Risotto. It can be rustic or refined, depending on taste.

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2 responses to “Caciocavallo Silano

  1. Thanks for introducing this cheese…will sure look out for it at my local cheese vendor:) And I like how you’ve compared cheese to men, how appropriate!

    • An elderly customer compared her taste of the cheese and how it made her heart skip a beat just like when she met her husband of 60 years for the first time. That got me thinking about men and cheese.

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