I adore sheep’s milk cheeses, in whatever form they arrive. Bagliani’s Market had several varieties I hadn’t seen before, including a younger, semi-soft version of pecorino with arugula. How exciting! Have a look:
Its flavor has got a slightly peppery bite, but the arugula doesn’t stand out as a primary flavor. I think this is the perfect table cheese, and imagine it would go over well at a party whose guests include cheese connoisseurs. 🙂 It seems not to be widely available online, but Isola Imports sells a 2 pound block for $21. The story behind Isola Imports echoes the story behind Bagliani’s: another family business driven by passion:
We offer over 400 products and gifts on the site and we stand behind each of those products with a simple guarantee; “your taste is the only one that matters”, if for any reason you are not satisfied we want you to send it back and we will attempt to replace it with a product that pleases you. We spend many weeks a year in Italy and are fanatical about finding new and unique products to bring to you. We look for only the producers that offer authentic products produced using traditional production techniques.We are hoping that you will become part of our extended family, sharing in the passion we have for the Italian culture. In Italy food is culture. It is the element of society that brings people together to talk, laugh and share their life stories. Isola, which means island, stands for the passion and sense of family that we share. We want you to visit our island of gourmet specialties and “Savor the memory and Taste the tradition” of Italy.