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Pete questioned whether I should even put these photos up, as they look like  pictures of “dirty cheese” (his words).  They’re actually photos of Ubriaco, an Italian cow’s milk cheese which has been covered with grape pomace, dunked in red wine, then matured for six months or more.  The word “ubriaco” means “drunken” in Italian and this firm cheese, reminiscent of a pecorino or a parmesan, does indeed have a distinctive red wine aroma and flavour.

I snuck behind the counter at Paesanella with my little Lumix to take the photo below.  The grape skins are edible and add a delicious crunch to the slightly sweet, crumbly texture  of the cheese.  Definitely one I’d buy again!


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