12 Days of Pairings: Testun con Frutta e Grappa di Moscato
The fourth and final cheese in our Occelli ‘Reserve’ line-up is Testun con Frutta e Grappa di Moscato.
The most festive-looking of the Occelli Reserve cheeses, Testun con Frutta e Grappa di Moscato is a sheep and cow milk blend aged for 12 months, and enriched with grappa. A decorative mix of dried apricots, figs, prunes and sultanas is laid on top of each wheel, imbuing the dense, moist paste with a distinct fruitiness.
This cheese is such a showstopper both visually and flavor-wise that we’ve chosen to pair it with nothing more than a strong, non-alcoholic beverage! For a new take on afternoon tea, serve a generous wedge of it in lieu of cake with black tea (Darjeeling or Earl Grey); or try it as an after-dinner dessert with a double espresso.
This concludes our mini-series on Beppino Occelli’s delightful ‘Reserve Cheeses’. Keep reading the blog over the coming day for more of our favorite traditional and creative pairings!
Sample this classic Di Bruno pairing at our Franklin location from 2pm — 6pm on Thursday December 18.
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