Formaggio “BuonaSorte” Guffanti (+24 mesi)

When man discovered how to preserve milk (by coagulating it), history took a precise direction.
Amongst the historic cheeses, a place of honour is reserved for those characterised by the granular structure of the paste which lends itself not so much to cutting as to fracturing into delicious flakes and grating.
Sumptuous cheeses, respectful of the cycle of two daily milkings - one in the evening and the other in the morning - obtained by combining the two milks which must have different stamps, widespread where the pastureland allows large daily quantities of cow's milk to be obtained.
So cheeses from very precise orographic areas of the pianura Padana and the result of rigorous processes for productions that valorise the starting milk.
The BuonaSorte Guffanti cheese is an example of this, heir to a solid and recognised tradition in the Lodigiana area to which we wish to give testimony, in an appropriate manner and in observance of up-to-date technical/sanitary dictates.
So a cheese that no longer makes a drop, because today it is pressed so as to avoid leaving too many whey residues.
A cheese that no longer has greenish notes and nuances in the colour of the paste, because today the resting of the evening milk, destined for skimming, cannot take place in untinned copper basins.
Nor does it have a black rind, as this can no longer be treated with the manteca that used to be made of smoky black, cooked linseed oil and rice flour to protect it during rearing.
But it is still a great cheese: with a naturally hard and compact rind, protecting the golden yellow interior, slowly maturing, grainy and soft at the same time, very fragrant, with an aromatic flavour with a strong personality, with a great shelf life because it is able to maintain its characteristics unaltered for a long time.
Guffanti's choice to promote this cheese fell on a producer from the lower reaches of the River Adda, who uses milk from animals fed with fodder from that area only.
One of the customs that has remained unchanged is the jargon of the cheese-makers, who have always called their lots of cheese 'fate' to allude to the obvious fact that there could be better or worse lots due to chance.
This is the reason behind the idea of BuonaSorte cheese for cheese lots with good results.

The special version produced by Guffanti strictly requests the use of raw milk.

An important detail: no lysozyme is used.
Happy BuonaSorte Guffanti cheese!!!


Organoleptic characteristics

Aspect and texture
hard, grainy pasta with a more or less dark straw colour depending on the length of the maturing process
harmonious, dry and intense, with grassy notes if produced from milk of pasture-fed cattle
Serving suggestions
Full-bodied, aged red wines, but also sparkling white wines when young. Fresh fruit (Kaiser pears), pumpkin mostarda. Balsamic vinegar of Modena, crusty bread

Technical characteristics

cow's raw milk, skimmed, pasteurised
Production method
cooked, pressed
in brine
minimum 20 months
Production period
all over the year
32 % F-Dm
about 35 kg
diameter about 40 cm, h 20-22 cm
cheesemaker and farmer on the Adda river
Whole cheese code
Cutted cheese code

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