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TUMA PERSA, The Lost Cheese
Tuma Persa the Lost Cheese
Pairs nicely with Sicilian Caponata


 
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TUMA PERSA, The Lost Cheese

Tuma Persa, the lost cheese of Sicily; a unique cow's milk cheese made by only one cheese maker following an age old recipe. Enjoy the tuma Persa's creamy, crumbly texture and sharp flavor with a glass of bold sicilian red wine.
About the maker...
Several years ago, a well-respected Sicilian cheese maker named Salvatore Passalaqua moved into his new home in the hills outside Palermo. By some miracle, he found in his new closet a recipe for a cheese that had not been made for over one hundred years. He set out to recreate this cheese using traditional methods and equipment. The resulting cheese was dubbed Tuma Persa, or “Lost Cheese,” and not only can it substitute for provolone, but could very well replace it. Tuma Persa is extremely flavorful, but not salty. Made from raw cow’s milk, it has an earthy taste with a sharp finish. The rind is coated with crushed peppercorn, which further adds to its complex flavor. The finish is speckled with hints of green and black peppercorn. Though it first appeared in the States fewer than five years ago, Tuma Persa already has a following. Take one bite, and you will still be tasting it five minutes later.

Weight: 8-10oz
Country: Italy
Region: Sicily
Texture: Hard
Type of Milk: Cow
Age Time: Up to 2.5 years

Features
Tuma Persa is best enjoyed by itself or with a savory item, like Sicilian Caponnata. And it’s wonderful paired with indigenous Sicilian wines such as Nero d’Avola, Syrah, Malvasia Lipari and Passito di Pantelleria

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