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Boschetto Al Tartufo Bianchetto
« on: February 23, 2012, 03:58:32 PM »
Anyone had this cheese? It's amazing, espcially when making a funghi pizza.
A blend of ewe and cow's milk, laced with white truffles.

<drool>Unnghhhh.</drool> I just picked up two wheels from capriflavors.com, about 140 miles from me.

Again, this stuff is otherworldly, Google it.
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Re: Boschetto Al Tartufo Bianchetto
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2012, 05:25:02 PM »
How much does a wheel weigh? How much did that set you back?
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Re: Boschetto Al Tartufo Bianchetto
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2012, 05:38:53 PM »
Each wheel is approximately 1.3lb.
Cost? 20.85 per lb.  >:D

$55.94 incl tax for the two.
Total weight, 2.63lb.

It is completely droolworthy.
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Re: Boschetto Al Tartufo Bianchetto
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2012, 05:43:20 PM »
You drove 140 miles for cheese?  :o

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Re: Boschetto Al Tartufo Bianchetto
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2012, 05:51:32 PM »
Was passing by in a business trip. Was only 15 miles out if the way.

But this is not just cheese, it's so good I think of it as "CILF".
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Re: Boschetto Al Tartufo Bianchetto
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2012, 06:46:12 PM »
Haven't had it but that is a cheese I would def not "kick outta bed"! :) I wonder if some of the better Italian cheese shops in NYC might have it -- I'll keep my eye out for it.

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Re: Boschetto Al Tartufo Bianchetto
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2014, 04:02:58 PM »
Got another two wheels of this cheese today. A friend was in Raleigh and picked it up for me.

Amazing stuff.

$64.02 total, for the two.
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Re: Boschetto Al Tartufo Bianchetto
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2014, 04:28:17 PM »
Got another two wheels of this cheese today. A friend was in Raleigh and picked it up for me.

Amazing stuff.

Diana brought some to the TPS2. It wasn't my favorite cheese on pizza, but I could eat it cold until the cows come home.
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Re: Boschetto Al Tartufo Bianchetto
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2014, 03:49:27 PM »
I have this cheese at home. It seems I have a hard time walking away from things with truffles in it.

I never thought of using it on pizza since it is very rich. I'll have to try it in small doses on my next white pie. By the way it is available in Wegman's which is where I purchased mine.

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Re: Boschetto Al Tartufo Bianchetto
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2014, 07:18:23 PM »
I have this cheese at home. It seems I have a hard time walking away from things with truffles in it.


I agree with you, Nick. I have the same problem.

Thanks for sharing, Mmmph!  I love white truffle anything.  I am definitely going to try it.  Here's another truffle cheese you might try but this is with black truffles although it is not specified in the description.

http://www.pastacheese.com/sottocenere-al-tartufo-sold-by-the-pound.html. An elegant truffle cheese aged in ashes as per Venetian tradition. Smooth, silky and irresistible.  Cow's milk, truffles rind covered with Coriander, Cinnamon, Nutmeg Liquorices, fennel, anise cloves and truffle oil. Sottocenere al tartufo is a very pale yellow to off-white cheese with truffles that has a grey-brown ash rind. It has a somewhat mild taste and is semi-soft in firmness.

I found Sottocenere by accident at Whole Foods while I was there in search of something else.  The ingredients sound strange together.  But, oh boy, is it good with a glass of Amarone or Chianti?!
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Re: Boschetto Al Tartufo Bianchetto
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2014, 08:42:38 AM »
I never thought of using it on pizza since it is very rich. I'll have to try it in small doses on my next white pie.

I agree...Small amount grated on a pizza. I've only used it on mushroom pizzas.
1-2 Tbsp per NP shroom pizza scattered around the Mozz.
On a 12x17 Sicilian pizza, I'll use 100g-120g.
The heady aroma coming off the hot pizza makes you think you're getting it in every bite.

These last two wheels I bought, are now in the bottom drawer of the fridge, vacuum sealed in twelve 100g-120g chunks.
Because of the vacuum sealer, they'll keep for at least a year...If they last that long.  :P
« Last Edit: January 10, 2014, 08:46:05 AM by Mmmph »
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Re: Boschetto Al Tartufo Bianchetto
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2014, 02:08:38 PM »
Thanks, Mmmph for the suggestion about the cheese.  I was near a Wegmann's today and I picked up a few small chunks to try.  Wow, are they divine!  Can't wait to have some tonight with a glass of wine  ;)

I will surely buy the wheel next time and maybe a vacuum sealer too.  LOL!
Mary Ann