Sottocenere al Tartugo is an exotic semi-soft cheese infused with truffles. This Italian cheese is off-white or a very pale yellow with a gray or brown ash rind. It is aged in a coat of cinnamon, licorice, nutmeg, coriander, fennel and cloves. Slivers of rich black truffle are mixed throughout acting as both a preserative and a flavor enhancer. This cheese with its salty and savory flavor and firm, smooth texture pairs nicely with a glass of sparkling wine of Italian Barbera.