The Primosale cheese is a Sicilian culinary icon, prized for its lightness and versatility in the kitchen. Handcrafted with reduced salt content and excellent digestibility, it’s ideal for those seeking authentic flavors of Sicily. An essential ingredient for exploring the island’s gastronomic delights, it’s used in a wide range of dishes from starters to elaborate recipes.
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Sicilian Primosale – Low salt content and high digestibility
The hard primosale cheese from Azienda Cucchiara is artisanally produced using raw sheep’s milk, rennet, and salt. Having undergone only the first salting process, this cheese is distinguished by its low salt content and excellent digestibility. Its compact texture makes it perfect for cutting into cubes or grating, enhancing salads, appetisers, pasta dishes, and other traditional Sicilian dishes. The delicate and slightly salty flavour of the hard primosale cheese makes it a versatile and delicious addition to your table.
The Cucchiara brothers run their business in the territory of Salemi, in the heart of the province of Trapani, at an average altitude of 500 meters and surrounded by natural pastures. With extensive experience in the agricultural and livestock sectors, the company is dedicated to producing high-quality cheese, using milk from sheep raised on their own land. Among the flagship products, in addition to primosale cheese, is the “Vastedda valle del Belice D.O.P.”, a rare stretched-curd sheep’s milk cheese. The cheese-making and maturing processes take place in natural environments, with the utmost attention to hygiene and milk quality, resulting in cheeses deeply linked to their territory of origin and sought after by the most refined gourmets for their fragrance, aromas, and Mediterranean scents.
Raw sheep's milk, rennet, salt