Friulano is a small, wheel-shaped, rindless cheese with
a natural yellow to gold rind with rare irregular openings.
Inside, it is pale to gold-yellow in colour with a firm
but supple and flexible texture. It has a mild, delicate,
milky flavour that becomes more salty, tangy and nutty
The hard aged versions are superb for grating. It melts and browns at high temperatures.
When young, Friulano is excellent as a snack or sandwich cheese. With time, it acquires incomparable and complex flavours. Grated and mixed with Ricotta, it’s just sublime in cannelloni. At a wine and cheese tasting, all its qualities will be better appreciated if you serve a young, a medium and a sharp Friulano with fresh fruit, nuts and a good red wine.
It’s also surprising with a fragrant and cool white wine.
Available in whole, baby, sliced and deli form.