Bel Paese is an Italian semi-hard cheese . It is made from milk with a high fat content. This makes it very creamy but also a bit spicy . It is an ideal cheese to melt.
Bel Paese was developed by the Italians around 1900 as an alternative to the French cheeses that were available in many shops in Milan.
|Possible shipping:||: Worldwide|
|Type of cheese:||: Semi-hard cheese|
|type of milk||: Cow|
|Fat content||: 50+|
|Allergens||: Milk, Lactose|
|Raw milk||: New|
|Nice for||: Linguini pasta|
|Edible crust||: New|
What is Bel Paese cheese?
Bel Paese cheese has a creamy aroma mixed with a buttery taste . You can compare the cheese with a real soft mozzarella cheese . The cheese has a white and yellowish color and now and then has a red air bubble in the structure. Actually, the cheese is just too hard to spread, but soft enough to easily cut nice slices.
The cheese is matured in a wax casing. Ripening takes about 6 to 8 weeks . You can recognize a real Paese because the background of the cheese shows a map of Italy, as you can see on our cheese.
The cheese combines well with fresh fruit such as apples, pears and figs. The cheese is also very easy to melt and is therefore often used in meat dishes such as casserole. A panini, focaccia or pizza also tastes delicious with this cheese. In terms of wines , we recommend a fruity wine such as a dry red or white wine .
The history behind this cheese
Bel Paese means ” beautiful country ” in Italian. It is a semi-hard cheese from the Lombardy region. The cheese was invented by Egidio Galbani . He decided in 1906 that a cheese had to be made that could compete with French Alpine cheese. He chose the name from a book by Abbbot Antonio Stoppani, “Il Bel Paese”. This book was from the year 1873.
Buy Bel Paese cheese
It can be quite complicated to find a specialty cheese like Bel Paese. At the Hollandskaashuis you will find more than 150 types of cheese in our webshop . We guarantee that you will pay the lowest price with us . it is important to compare quality, all our cheeses come directly from the source. We therefore guarantee that you always buy authentic cheeses of top quality . This cheese, for example, comes directly from Italy, where our cheesemakers make the cheese according to the original recipe , including the quality mark. We cut the cheese fresh and send it directly to you. It is therefore best to buy Bel Paese online at the Dutch cheese house.
|Land van herkomst|
cow's milk, pastturized
cow's milk, lactose
|Vegetarisch of vegan|
125 grams, 250g, 2kg (Whole cheese)