Lira Rossa Latteria Italian AlpineLira Rossa Artisan Cheese
Latteria is our signature raw cow milk cheese. It is made according to an ages old recipe originating in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy and is the most common cheese you will find in the region. It is aged four to eight months and has a mild delicate flavor that strengthens and becomes more aromatic with age.
Latteria is a creamy to light yellow color depending on the time of year with an elastic and creamy texture and characteristic “eyes” spread evenly throughout. Its scent is sweet and aromatic.
This cheese is extremely versatile and can be enjoyed on a cheese plate, grated or melted over any dish including pizza, or sliced for sandwiches or burgers. It is paired best with Pinot Grigio, Merlot, or Sauvignon Blanc.
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.