Sartori Cheese will be releasing a limited quantity of its Cannella BellaVitano and Cognac BellaVitano cheese for the 2013 holiday season. Each cheese wheel will be hand signed and numbered by a Sartori Master Cheesemaker.
“We are very excited to share our hand-crafted Limited Edition products over the holiday season,” says Jim Sartori, Sartori CEO. “I hope they are passed around many tables and brighten the days of our customers, their families, and friends.”
Cannella BellaVitano was created by taking sweet, buttery BellaVitano, aged at least 15 months, and steeping it in a cinnamon liqueur, according to a press release. “The smells and flavor of cinnamon give people a feeling of warmth over the holidays which inspired e to create this unique holiday cheese,” says Mike Matucheski, Sartori Master Cheesemaker. “Some small pieces on top of a slice of warm apple pie make for a mouthwatering experience.”
Cognac BellaVitano is extra-aged and matures for at least 18 months. After the aging process, it is submerged in premium Cognac, creating a unique and complex celebration of smoky, nutty, oaky flavors with toasted notes of vanilla and caramel. This premium cheese finished 3rd overall at the World Cheese Awards, the highest ever finish for an American artisan cheese.
These products will only be available during the holidays and can be purchased at select specialty cheese shops across the U.S. Cannella BellaVitano will be available now through the end of the year and Cognac BellaVitano will be available in December. In addition, a limited supply of 4 oz. wedges will be available on Sartori’s website cheese shop and will be included in an exclusive 2013 Sartori “Limited Edition Gift Box” this holiday season.
Come and get these great limited edition cheeses before they’re all gone!