Centosettanta

Centosettanta

Centosettanta is made by the team who produce the Parmigiano San Pietro 2659 that we sell. This limited run of cheese showcases the exceptional lengths that the San Pietro co-operative and maturer Giorgio Cravero take to continually improve the quality of their cheese. Centosettanta is creamy in texture and beautifully sweet in flavour. It is best enjoyed on a cheeseboard with a glass of sparkling wine.

Portion
Regular price £11.60
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milk type
Cow

ingredients
Raw Cow's MILK, Salt, Farm Produced Cheese Cultures (MILK), Animal Rennet

coagulant
Animal Rennet

milk treatment
Raw

location
Emilia Romagna

milk source
Farmers' co-operative

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milk type
Cow

ingredients
Raw Cow's MILK, Salt, Farm Produced Cheese Cultures (MILK), Animal Rennet

coagulant
Animal Rennet

milk treatment
Raw

location
Emilia Romagna

milk source
Farmers' co-operative

cheesemakers
Made by Caseificio Sociale San Pietro led by Massimo and Laura Libra, matured by the Cravero family

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A member of our wholesale team named this cheese Centosettanta, which is Italian for 170. There have only been 170 wheels of this cheese made.

Background

Centosettanta comes from the same co-operative as our Parmigiano Reggiano San Pietro. There are 3 important people involved in its production: Carlo Piggioli the farmer, Massimo Libra the cheesemak...

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Centosettanta comes from the same co-operative as our Parmigiano Reggiano San Pietro. There are 3 important people involved in its production: Carlo Piggioli the farmer, Massimo Libra the cheesemaker and Giorgio Cravero who selects and matures the cheese. Carlo exclusively produces hay from the flora-rich pastures in the heart of the Apennine mountains where his farm is. He then milks his 60 Friesians in a parlour 300 metres away from the creamery where cheesemaker Massimo produces Parmigiano Reggiano and produced Centosettanta. After 13 months, Giorgio then selects his cheese and matures it in conditions designed to be as natural as possible.

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Our Work

Neal's Yard Dairy has a long-standing relationship with Giorgio Cravero, who we first met 21 years ago at the Slow Food festival 'Cheese' in Italy. In 2015, we discussed the idea of an unbranded Pa...

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Neal's Yard Dairy has a long-standing relationship with Giorgio Cravero, who we first met 21 years ago at the Slow Food festival 'Cheese' in Italy. In 2015, we discussed the idea of an unbranded Parmigiano with Giorgio, with the idea that we could sell it based on what makes it a unique cheese, rather than sell it on its brand name. Nothing came of this conversation until Giorgio's phone rang on a Sunday evening in 2020, with the opportunity to have one wheel a day that could be made and sold as a cheese in its own right. Knowing our response, Giorgio immediately said yes and Centosettanta came into being.

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FAQs

As a general rule of thumb, we would recommend roughly between 100 and 150 grams per person for after dinner, and a bit more if cheese is the focus of the meal. If you are buying cheese to serve over a couple of days or as part of a buffet, it is advisable to buy a few larger pieces. This will both look better and keep better than many small bits. To help visualise weights, a good tip is to consider that a regular supermarket pat of butter weighs between 200 and 250 grams. If you are at all unsure please give us a call for some advice.

The best option is to keep your cheese wrapped in its paper within a box in the fridge. This will prevent the cheese from drying out and absorbing other flavours. Your cheese will arrive wrapped in waxed cheese paper, which achieves the best possible balance between maintaining humidity around the cheese and allowing it to breathe. We are happy to provide some free extra cheese paper, just search for "cheese paper" and add it to your basket. We don't recommend cling film or foil as it can cause the cheese to sweat which will negatively affect the flavour.

Customer Reviews

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Catherine

Good quality, fast delivery

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Katy Ricks
A find

Absolutely delicious — as crémant to champagne, stIchelton to Stilton, centosettanta to Parmesan. An addition to the world of taste!

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Robert Collins
Nice but not amazing.

First of all my recent cheese order was wonderful. Of the six cheeses the Centosettanta was my lease favorite. I just didn’t find it particularly interesting, I thought it might be different with a more complex flavor than parmigiano but it just didn’t have any outstanding flavors. It was fine for a pasta dish but I don’t think I’d purchase it again.

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Kevin Holmes
Very nice cheese

Nom nom

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Elizabeth Kwantes
Centosettanta

I prefer normal parmesan.

Hi Elizabeth, many thanks for your feedback! We appreciate it.
Kind regards,
NYD