Friulano is the name of a cow's milk cheese made in Canada that has a firm yellow flesh and a nutty taste. It is named after the Friuli region of Italy and is sometimes called Italian Cheddar.
It is aged in blocks, covered with its natural, light yellow rind, it is sometimes sold rindless. It is a firm, supple cheese with tiny holes.
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
An excellent table cheese, it lends itself perfectly to grating and is particularly suitable for snacks and sandwiches. Grated and mixed with Ricotta, it is great in cannelloni. At a tasting, all its qualities will be better appreciated if you serve a young, a medium and a sharp Friulano with fresh fruit, nuts and a good red wine. It’s also surprising with a fragrant and cool white wine.
Conserving and Storing
Keep the cheese refrigerated wrapped and in the lower section of the refrigerator until ready for use and if desired, allow it to sit a room temperature for an hour before serving.