Deliciously versatile, with a subtle fruity flavour.
We love this cheese for its unique, slightly fruity flavour, which makes it stand out from many of the cheeses we are used to eating. For a cheese to be considered “Vecchio”, it must be aged for a minimum of 12 months. After a year of aging, the texture becomes dense and slightly chewy, with a lovely granular texture from the crystallization of the casein.
This aged version of Piave cheese comes from the Piave River Valley in the northern province of Veneto, Italy. It is extremely versatile and pairs well with virtually any wine - try it with sparkling wines, full-bodied whites, or with a wide variety of medium to full-bodied reds. The flavour of this Piave Vecchio is slightly sweet and nutty, and also includes aromas of grapefruit.
SIZE: 100g, unsliced
ABOUT BENTON BROTHERS FINE CHEESE
Engineer brothers turned cheesemongers, specializing in Artisan Cheese!
As the name suggests, this company is owned and operated by two brothers, Jonah and Andrew Benton. Both brothers studied engineering before falling in love with the cheese business. After Andrew graduated, he was looking for a job in his new field and his Dad suggested looking for another job in the meantime. Andrew ended up taking a position at a cheese shop (which his Dad approved of, thinking of the possibility of cheese discounts). As Andrew’s passion for cheese grew, he shared it with his brother, Jonah, who had been working as an Engineer for a couple years, and the rest is history.
After about a decade working in the cheese industry in Alberta and Ontario they relocated to Vancouver and started Benton Brothers Fine Cheese in 2007. They sell the highest quality artisan cheese from Canada and around the world. You will find these cheeses are often more complex in flavour as they are made by skilled cheesemakers with age-old recipes and without machinery. With the Brothers’ passion for all things food, wine, and cheese, it’s no wonder Benton Brothers is a mainstay of the Granville Island community.