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Pondini Imports

Unique and organic, farmstead cheeses, from small artisanal farms in Spain and Italy

 
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Coop San Antonia – CasArrigoni Taleggio di Montagna

Organic Raw Cows Milk. Aged 60 days. From the Lombardy region of Italy. A sweet, slightly sour-tangy cheese whose history dates back to the 13th century. Soft texture and a beautiful rosy rind but with a depth and purity of flavor unlike any other in the U.S.

 
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Cooperativa Produttori Latte E Fontina Valle D’Aosta

Organic Raw Cows Milk. Aged a minimum 100 days. From Valle D’Aosta region of Italy. A semi-soft, organic raw cows milk cheese from Aosta region in northery Italy. Made for centuries traditionally from the raw milk of Valdostana cows. Their dairy is located at 1,300 meters. In the summer the cows graze at 2,500 meters. The result is a Fontina that is nutty and has exceptionally long finish. Great melting cheese. Use for a traditional Fonduta.   

 
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Bio Hombre Parmigiano Reggiano Stagionato

Organic Raw Cows Milk. This is the standard which Italians tell you is the “correct” aging for parmigiano. Aged 24 months. This cheese has all the characteristics of a great cheese: full richness along with that crunchy quality. Stagionato is ideal as a table cheese yet good for grating and as an ingredient. This is the most versatile cheese of all the 3 ages. This is also the official parmigiano of the Vatican!

 
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Bio Hombre Parmigiano Reggiano Stravecchio

Organic Raw Cows Milk. Aged 30+ months. From Hombre Farm in Modena Italy. A rarity among connoisseurs of Parmigiano Reggiano, it’s longer aging accentuates the crunch, deepens and sharpens the flavor, and makes one of the worlds greatest table cheeses.

 
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Caseificio Sias Pecorino Romano

Organic Raw Sheeps Milk. Aged a minimum of 5 months. From Sardinia, Italy. The classic Pecorino Romano but produced from organic raw sheeps milk using 4% less salt, and to a very high standard .

 
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Azienda Querceta Provolone Aged 6 months

Organic Raw Cows Milk. Aged 6 months.From Putignano, Italy. Made in the traditional way from raw milk. The result is an explosion of flavor that will quickly override any previous references to provolone you may have had.

 
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Finca Fuentillezjos Manchego Curado

Organic Raw Sheeps milk. Aged 6 months. From the La Mancha region of Spain. The famous Don Quixote region of south Madrid. This hot dry climate produces one of the worlds best sheeps milk cheeses - Manchego - Spain’s most popular cheese. An excellent rich, full bodied Manchego, it is also the first to be certified organic. Incredible flavor and nuance.