Montasio is a creamy, unpasteurised mountain cheese made from cow's milk produced in northeastern Italy in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Veneto provinces.
Texture & Flavor
This DOP (PDO) cheese is aged about 4-6 months and has inedible rind. It has a pleasant aroma a pale yellow color with a mild, smooth and mellow flavor. Montasio is enjoyed by all ages because it is so easy to digest and, therefore, is especially suitable for children and elderly people.
It's always delicious whatever its age. Montasio is great when it's still fresh, as well as after maturing for only two months. It's scrumptious when it has matured from five to ten months, and it's everyone's favorite when it has achieved full maturity after ten or more months.
Montasio, derives its name from the Montasio mountain range in the Friuli region north of Venice in Italy.
It was originally a monastery cheese made in the 13th century by Benedictine Monks but today it is produced only in a specific region of Italy following age-old traditional methods. The wonderful characteristics of this product that date back to those industrious monks have been preserved for all to enjoy.
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.