Did you know that our sister company Granarolo was established over 60 years ago by a cooperative of farmers in Italy? It has grown to be known as one of the leading dairy companies across Europe.
By working closely with the Granarolo Group we bring in a range of cheese direct from the continent for our customers. The often complex supply chain into the UK, particularly post-Brexit, is something that we manage every day.
As a leading supplier of Italian cheeses, we have a flexible range for your business.
Italian hard cheeses
When you think of Italian hard cheeses, the first that comes to mind is often Parmigiano Reggiano. Matured for a minimum of 12 months to DOP standards, our Parmesan is made using Italian cows milk, creating a truly delicious and moreish cheese. We also carry three other Italian hard cheeses – Grana Padano, Pecorino Romano and Quattrocento.
Each wheel of Quattrocento is made with 400 litres of Italian cows milk and matured for 11 months. Suitable for vegetarians, it’s a spectacular addition to your cheese range, available in 150g and 1kg pieces, once you try it you’ll be a convert!
Italian soft cheeses
With lighter nights on the way and sunshine on our mind, Burrata is a real winner for spring and summer. Increasing in popularity in the UK, Burrata does have a short shelf life but we’re bringing in multiple deliveries each week and are used to managing this. Burrata is an Italian cows milk cheese made from mozzarella and cream. Deliciously smooth and silky, the outer is the firmer mozzarella, while the centre is the rich stracciatella, made from Italian cows milk, with added cream. You’ll see Burrata often served simply with quality tomatoes, a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, sprigs of basil, sea salt and black pepper. Delicious!
Mascarpone is a truly versatile soft cheese, distinguished by its unmistakable flavour of fresh milk and irresistible creaminess and texture. The Granarolo Mascarpone has been approved by the Academy of Italian Master Pastry Chefs, a high accolade indeed! Available in 250g and 500g tubs, it’s easy to understand why it’s so popular.
When talking about Italian cheese, we cannot miss out marvellous Mozzarella. Our Mozzarella is made in Italy to a traditional recipe, not all Mozzarella is from Italy, be sure to check your origin!
With multiple uses, Mozzarella is an essential in your cheese range. Available in 125g balls or as a 1 kilo block you can be confident when buying continental cheese from Midland Chilled Foods.
More Italian cheeses in our range
Scarmoze Affumicata is a smoked Mozzarella cheese, a traditional South Italian cow’s milk cheese with a delicate smoked flavour makes an interesting alternative to traditional Mozzarella.
Taleggio is a semisoft, washed-rind, smear-ripened Italian cheese. The cheese has a thin crust and a strong aroma, but its flavour is comparatively mild with an unusual fruity tang. It makes for a delicious cheeseboard addition.
Gorgonzola Dolce and Gorgonzola Piccante are classic Italian blue cheeses, the dolce meaning “sweet” and the piccante meaning “sweet and spicy”. Both have a depth of flavour, a natural umami moreishness and bring a delightful blue quality to your cheeseboard or recipe selection.
There’s so much to say about the quality and range of our Italian cheese.
By working closely with our sister company, Granarolo Group, we bring in a range of cheese direct from the continent for our customers, meaning that we manage the complex supply chain so you don’t have to.
We’ll be sharing more about our Italian cheese range over the coming weeks on LinkedIn. If you’d like to find out how you can source Italian cheeses direct from Italy, please get in touch. We’ll be pleased to help you.
We manage the complex cheese supply chain, so you don’t have to! Get in touch to find out more.