Lira Rossa Ricotta AffumicataLira Rossa Artisan Cheese
Our Ricotta Affumicata, or smoked ricotta, is made with Texan taste buds in mind. Originally, it was a development from the mountainous region of Friuli created to prevent the ricotta from spoiling before it was transported down the mountain. By smoking it, cheese makers found the ricotta would last longer. We have adopted this classic recipe by smoking our ricotta fresca with pecan wood giving it a Texas flavor.
The exterior of the Ricotta Affumicata is brown and smoky while the inside is compact and light as in the color of ricotta. The smooth texture and sweet smoky flavor is a perfect fit grated on any dish or added to a cheese platter. Pair it with a dry white wine such as a Friulano.
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.