Saturday, 23 October 2010

Robiola



Robiola is an Italian soft-ripened cheese of the Stracchino family, made with varying proportions of cow, goat and sheep milk.

The cream-colored cheese has a smooth and a slight sour flavour, likely due to the high (52%) fat content.

Robiola is generally served as a table cheese, either alone or drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper.

When storing it is advisable not to wrap the cheese in plastic. Since Robiola is a soft cheese, it is has to be refrigerated, unwrapped in its crust or wrapped in paper. Best used within a week of purchase.

If unavailable, you may use Brie or Camembert as a substitute.