I was lucky enough to recently receive a free sample of Piacci cheese in the mail. Piacci is a great company that makes fine Italian artisan cheeses founded by a man named Filippo Candela of Montelepre, Sicily. They are now based in Wisconsin, and you know what that means when it comes to cheese. What makes Piacci so high-quality is its years of tradition in cheese-making, insistence on using the highest quality milk, using a small number of all-natural ingredients, focus on the right aging process, and using black packaging to avoid light damaging the flavor and quality of their cheese.
Piacci is right up my alley when it comes to food – like a true Italian, I also like to emphasize the quality of ingredients and keep things as simple and natural as possible. Bravo to them for keeping up this standard that makes Italian cuisine so highly esteemed. Now, onto the cheese itself…
It’s something you don’t see very often – Parmesan cheese in cube form. And that’s what I love about it! The flavor is amazing as well – to me, good Parmesan is the perfect balance between creaminess, nuttiness, saltiness, and crystalline texture, and that’s exactly what this cheese is. Whenever I’m craving a salty bite of something, I just pop one of them in my mouth. They’d be great on a cheese plate as shown above, but I also had the idea of putting them on skewers along with some sweet grapes. It’d be the perfect sweet and salty combo.
Check Piacci’s website for more information on the history behind the company, what types of cheeses they sell, where you can find them in store, as well as more recipe ideas and wine pairing suggestions (my favorite part of the site!). Thanks to Kirk for getting in touch with me and hooking me up with a free sample! Keep up the great work.