ORO DEL TEMPO / CHEESES

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  • Country Origin: Italy
IMAGE 1- Grana Padano Stravecchio Oro del Tempo “Stravecchio Oro del Tempo” represents the top quality of Grana Padano cheese. A quality bestowed by 20 months of ageing which provides a cheese that is extraordinarily rich, intense and fragrant. Like all precious things, Stravecchio Oro del Tempo cheese is one of a kind: when it reaches the maturing department, and every week thereafter until the twentieth month, it is checked to see if it meets the highest quality standards. The Consortium experts select those wheels that deserve to become “Grana Padano Riserva 20 mesi” by flame branding them. Then there is another selection: only the forms that meet the particular characteristics of intense taste, fragrance and crumbly texture become Stravecchio Oro del Tempo, with certificate of origin. Every pieces is distinguished by the unmistakable seal and label with the serial number of the dairy, the place of origin, the month of production and the number of the product. This is a guarantee of absolute quality for the distributor and a reassurance for today’s attentive consumer. Besides entire wheels, the Grana Padano Stravecchio Oro del Tempo line also includes a wide variety of formats and packs, from vacuum packed to thermoformed, grated and cubes. Combinations The strong character, full of complex and varied aromas, makes it an exceptional cheese, dedicated to true cheese connoisseurs and gourmets. Distinguished by a slight hint of sharpness and a good persistence, it’s a cheese with a great deal of personality to be savoured throughout a meal, from the appetizer to the first course, from the second course to dessert. It is ideal for thickening risottos, accompanying salamis and sausages and combines very well with balsamic vinegar, honey, marmalades and mustards. Stravecchio Oro del Tempo is especially good as an appetizer cut into slivers and combined with a Pinot Grigio or a fragrant Lugana. Excellent for an end of meal tasting, paired with a "meditation” wine. / IMAGE 2- Matured Asiago Oro del Tempo Matured Asiago (or “d’Allevo”) Oro del Tempo is a semi-cooked, semi-fat cheese that is matured for a minimum of 10 months. It has a compact paste with a few scattered small or medium size holes and a fuller taste. An excellent table cheese, it’s great for adding flavour to fresh salads or when combined with fruit. It pairs well with light, fruity wines like Colli Berici Tocai red, Breganze Rosso, or Trentino Marzemino. / IMAGE 3- Fresh Asiago Oro del Tempo It is a typical table cheese originating from the Asiago Alpine plateau, aged for a minimum of 30 days. A special selection of the wheels with the characteristics that best represent Veneto cheese-making tradition, creamy, sweet and more consistent holes give it the quality of being marked ORO DEL TEMPO. It has is delicate, pleasant and delightfully fresh taste. Able to enhance traditional regional dishes, it can be used to add flavour to first courses or be eaten alone at the end of a meal. It pairs with robust red wines like Cabernet and Teroldego. / IMAGE 4- Piave Oro del Tempo This is the traditional cheese of Belluno, matured for a minimum of 12 months. A hard, compact, cooked cheese, Piave Vecchio Oro del Tempo has an intense flavour that increases as it matures. Excellent in classical recipes from Belluno cuisine or as a basic ingredient in sophisticated first courses. It pairs nicely with full-bodied red wines from the area (i.e. Raboso del Piave). / IMAGE 5- Piave Oro del Tempo This is the traditional cheese of Belluno, matured for a minimum of 12 months. A hard, compact, cooked cheese, Piave Vecchio Oro del Tempo has an intense flavour that increases as it matures. Excellent in classical recipes from Belluno cuisine or as a basic ingredient in sophisticated first courses. It pairs nicely with full-bodied red wines from the area (i.e. Raboso del Piave). / IMAGE 6- Montasio Vecchio Oro del Tempo Matured Montasio (or “Vecchio”) Oro del Tempo is a typical table cheese from the Friuli Venezia Giulia region and northeastern Veneto that is aged at least 10 months. It is a semi-hard, compact, cooked cheese that is white or straw-yellow in colour with regular, even holes. It is distinguished by its very aromatic and pleasantly sharp flavour. Great by itself as a tantalizing ...