Lira Rossa Formadi Frant Italian AlpineLira Rossa Artisan Cheese
Formadi Frant, or Frant for short is a distinctive cheese unlike any other. It utilizes a recipe developed near Udine in Friuli-Venezia Giulia historically using cheeses that otherwise would have been discarded. Then the cheeses were mixed together with cream and herbs giving them new life. The cheese of varying ages is grated and then mixed with cream, pepper, and horseradish root giving it a flavor to remember.
Frant is slightly yellow in color and can be sliced, though it is creamy in texture. It has a spicy yet sweet flavor with wonderful contrast. We suggest you use Frant on a cheese plate, cubed on a salad, or melted on polenta or pasta. It tastes best with a full-bodied dry white wine, preferably from the same region in Italy or Prosecco when eaten on it’s own. Eaten with honey or marmalade, it is enjoyed best with a sweet white wine.
Our partners at Lira Rossa Artisan Cheese are cheese making professionals using old world techniques and recipes. Your cheese is hand picked and shipped right from their cheese cave to your door. To ensure the quality of the cheese during delivery, all shipments will go out Monday through Wednesday with 1-3 day delivery.
*We provide free shipping to the following states with a minimum purchase of $100 of Lira Rossa Artisan Cheese products (AR, KS, LA, MO, MS, OK, TN, and TX). If shipping to a different state, you can choose either 2 day air or overnight - shipping charges will be automatically calculated upon checkout. Free shipping is supplier specific and cannot be combined with other suppliers. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us directly 717.461.7447.
Andrea Cudin puts a taste of his home in the cheese he makes. Cudin is from the mountainous region of northern Italy, where dairies abound. He moved to Victoria with his wife, a Victoria native. Educated in philosophy, Cudin struggled to find his place in South Texas. He was making cheese as a hobby then. It was during that time of self-reflection that Cudin decided to invest himself in the culture that made him different. He went back to Italy to learn the craft of cheese making formally and returned with a plan.
We love making cheese and we love sharing it! Passion is what drives us. Our creamery is located in the Four E Dairy farm right next to the milk parlor. We deliver the cheese in the area around us. Italian tradition means good cheese made with good local milk. Simple procedures from a centuries old tradition. Cheese makers work together with farmers to serve the best product to the local community.