Il Canet is a subtle washed-rind cheese that melts on your tongue and tastes like fresh, salted cream drizzled with meyer lemon.
Texture & Flavor
A red-orange rectangular shaped cheese with a soft and edible rind Il Canet has a creamy and intense flavor.
The tangerine color is partially from the salt-water washing, but also because orange-hued annatto powder is added to the brine. From the achiote plant, annatto is the same natural coloring that's used to make some Wisconsin farmhouse orange cheddars.
In Il Canet's case, the annatto makes the rind look like a cheeto even though it hasn't been washed as much as the really funky ones. Because fewer B. linens are busy working its rind, the flavor is gentle.
The result is a wheel that melts on your tongue and tastes like fresh, salted cream drizzled with meyer lemon with a touch of funk.
BackgroundIl Canet is made from both goat and cow's milk cheese in Piedmont Italy.
this cheese take its characteristic color tones and taste by the washing of the rind during the aging process with annatto, a natural vegetable coloring used since long to color and protect cheese surface
A perfect starter for soon-to-be stinky cheese lovers. If you want it funkier, keep it longer and its cute on a cheese plate.
Availability, Ordering and Shipping
Sourced from creameries all over the world many of our cheeses are from small family-owned, alpine farms and only produced in limited quantities or at one-time each year. We take most of their production which goes straight out to our club members.
Our cheeses are sold in an 8 ounce cut. When ordering more please use “quantity” in multiples of 8 ounces i.e., for one pound order a quantity of 2.
Because our cheese club members take precedence we may have limited inventory of some cheese products.
If you order a cheese that is unavailable our customer service team will contact you with delivery details or a substitute cheese product.
Your cheese selections are individually wrapped in sustainable, recyclable, low environmental impact food wrapping which will extend the life of the cheese in your refrigerator.
The cheese is then carefully packed in an insulated container with “cool” ice packs and sealed in its shipping box to be sent via overnight air arriving fresh and cool at your home or office.
We search the world for fresh, natural cheeses made from milk produced by family-owned, free grazing animals and crafted by artisan, quality-focused cheese makers. Each year we choose only the best cheeses to pair for our wine and cheese club members to enjoy.