Ricotta con Latte (BelGioioso)
Founded by Errico Auricchio, BelGioioso Cheese is a cheesemaking operation based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Errico comes from a family of cheese makers who have been producing Provolone in Italy for over a century. In 1979, he moved his family to the United States and opened his own Italian cheese company.
Over the last thirty years, BelGioioso has grown to include seven manufacturing facilities in Northeastern Wisconsin. Using the milk of Wisconsin dairy farmers, the company produces over 25 types of cheese. However, each facility produces only a select few of these cheeses, thereby ensuring high quality and consistency. This has resulted in multiple awards, including several United States, World and American Cheese Society Awards.
These cheeses can be served on their own with a drizzle of honey and roasted almonds, but they are best showcased in dishes. The partially-skimmed version is best used in baked recipes such as stuffed shells, while the whole-milk version can be used in desserts. Pair these cheeses with light, dry, crisp white wines such as a Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay from France.