Occelli Maggengo is another classic cheese from the Beppino Occelli creamery. This is a hard-texture cheese left to age for several months. The wheels are wrapped in the spring hay from mountain pastures, which enhances it with the aromas and fragrances of alpine flowers.
Inspired by the pastoral heritage of his home region of Piemonte, Beppino Occelli started out by producing his now-famous butter in 1976 using milk from cows grazing on the alpine meadows. Since then, he has a developed a line of remarkably unique farmstead cheeses that are unmistakable “Occelli,” using the best quality alpine milk.
Occelli Maggengo, like all cheeses from Occelli, is simply sublime. Crisp, fresh, floral, buttery and smooth.
The majority of red Italian wines from the north of Italy are a perfect pairing for this. Chianti, Sangiovese varietal, Amarone, Barolo, Brunello, Barbera, Primitivo. If the wine needs to be decanted for at least 60 minutes, then the wine is worthy of this cheese.