Manteche - Provolone Cheese with a Butter Core - 1 lb
Belgioioso - Italy
Manteche is a unique cheese which is hand shaped around a 1/2 lb. block of unsalted butter. The Provolone and butter flavors pull from each other over time, resulting in a very unique-tasting product. This pasta-filata style cheese originated in southern Italy's Basilicata and Calabria region, where butter was not often produced (in light of the region's massive consumption of olive oil), and dairies needed a way to store the butter they did produce in times before refrigeration. Manteche is sometimes called burrino or butirro, and can be thought of as a butter filled burrata. But Mateche is a tangier cheese, and is best served on good bread, with a bit of butter spread down, then topped with the provolone and perhaps some chopped olives or cured ham. Gluten Free.
BelGioioso Cheese, Inc. has been specializing in all-natural, award-winning Italian cheeses since 1979. This Wisconsin-based company consists of six state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities located in the area surrounding Denmark and Pulaski, Wisconsin. All BelGioioso cheeses are produced using only the freshest Wisconsin cow's milk. The cheeses are manufactured, aged, finished, packaged and shipped from only the BelGioioso facilities, providing full quality control of the products from start to finish.
- Made of Pasteurized Cow's Milk.