Ovinforth is a Sardinian mixed milk blue cheese of pasteurized sheep and cow's milk from Thiesi, North Sardinia.
After 30 days of ageing, the same penicillium of French Roquefort is added to the cheese, after which the cheese is seasoned at least 60 days in a cave to mature its blue/brown veins.
Ovinforth is mellower and less salty than the Roquefort that inspired it. It is rindless, with a firm creamy texture. It is nutty, buttery and slightly sweet in aftertaste, with the blue giving it strong flavour that is slightly piquant and aromatic.
This version is covered with Porter beer and chocolate malt in the early stages of the ageing process to give the cheese an indulgent rich flavour. Chocolate malt is a classic choice of malt for getting the colour and flavour typical of dark porter beers, and is the best malt to get hints of chocolate in beer.
Sold in 200g portions.
|Milk||Pasteurised sheep and cow's milk|
|Maturity||Aged at least 60 days in a cave environment|
|Average Weight||2.2 Kg|
Ingredients: sheep milk, cow's milk, rennet, salt.