Tuma Persa – Lost Cheese
Several years ago, a well-respected Sicilian cheese maker named Salvatore Passalaqua moved into his new home in the hills outside Palermo. By some miracle, he found in his new closet a recipe for a cheese that had not been made for over one hundred years. He set out to recreate this cheese using traditional methods and equipment. The resulting cheese was dubbed “Tuma Persa,” or “Lost Cheese,” ! This rare, unique cheese is still made by only one cheese maker. It is extremely flavorful, but not salty. Since made from raw cow’s milk, it has an earthy taste with a sharp finish ! The rind is coated with crushed peppercorn, which further add to its already interesting/complex flavor !…a true find !