Bel Paese is from the Lombardy region of Italy. It is a modern, creamy, semi soft cheese made from cow's milk and has a light, milky aroma. It is matured for 6-8 weeks. Genuine Italian Bel Paese can be identified by its wrapping which features an image of a priest and the map of Italy (U.S. licensed versions show a map of the Americas). The name means "beautiful land." Bel Paese is very similar to French St. Paulin. It can also be used instead of mozzarella.
Season: available year-round