Cacio Faenum

Sheep's milk cheese ripened in wood barrel with hay

In the breathtaking eighteenth century cellar of Villa Corte dozens of old wooden barrels were found. They had been used by the aristocratic family for making wine from the fine local grapes of their estate.

The discovery of these old barrels enabled us to study and research other maturing methods used in rural traditions.

This resulted in the creation of “Cacio Fænum”, a sheep milk cheese matured with hay in barrels. In this process the cheese is first matured to the right point then placed in a barrel with a cushion of fragrant hay.

The product, matured naturally in barrels, gently releases the pleasant vitality of the rural aromas to the nose and palate.


This product can be bought in its own display container for use in the Retail Outlet.

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New product
  • sheep's milk cheese ripened inside a wood barrel with hay
  • slightly irregular shape
  • moss green colour rind
  • white and thick texture
  • persistent and folksy smell
  • aromatic and balanced taste
  • medium weight: 1,4kg

The culinary research and the modern conviviality, made of finger food, happy hour and dinners with friends, led to the discovery of the "game of pairing" with wine and jams.

In this game there are no rules, except those dictated by personal tastes, the important thing is not to forcefully force your preference.


Fresh figs, pear and walnut

“Saba”(cooked grape must)

Green tomato, pear, blackberry, elder jam

Chestnut, linden, honey with dried fruits


Light Red Wine: Valpolicella, Sangiovese, Lambrusco

Dry White Wine: Pinot grigio, Sauvignon, Ribolla,  Pagadebit

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