Bettelmatt is one of Italy's best raw milk Alpine cheeses, made from cow's milk it is a semi-aged compact cheese with nuances of fresh mountain grass.
Characteristic alpine cottages in the Valley have been used for cheese production since before the first century. The Ossola mountains, though towering at considerable altitudes, provide open spaces that are well protected from the winds and suited for pasturing animals. The local alpine hut dwellers have used these particular climate elements to their advantage in their production of excellent cheeses.
One of the most famous Ossola alpine villages is Bettelmatt in the northern Val Formazza. Since the summer of 2003, the Toma of the Bettelmatt alpine pastures has their name fire-branded on the cheese to distinguish them from widespread counterfeit versions.
There is a very limited production of these cheeses, with only a few hundred cheese-wheels produced every year, made in July and August and brought down to the valleys on donkeys or, more recently, by helicopter.
This delicious cheese pairs well with many Piedmontese wines, but we are partial to a light red wine. We also enjoy it drizzled with some aromatic honey, or mixed in with polenta by Mulino San Giorgio.
Shipping & delivery
It is our priority to pack and ship the products securely. All the different types of cheese are vacuum-sealed and we use dry ice and thermal bags.
Wine (or bottles in general) are shipped using inflatable bags and are designed to protect them throughout the journey. We remind you that all packaging can be easily reused.
Ingredients & Nutrition
RAW MILK, rennet, salt.Techical sheet
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