Bellavitano Merlot

Bellavitano Merlot

94 Customer Ratings
Item Number: #1015
Weight: 0.31lbs

The Bellavitano style, unique to Wisconsin, features a rich and creamy texture with a great, cravable taste reminiscent of an aged, premium Wisconsin Cheddar balanced by a full flavored Parmesan. This Bellavitano is then soaked Merlot to give it extra tang and a delicious Merlot flavor. The combination of Cheddar and Parmesan give this Cheese a terrific texture, somewhere between creamy and rich and crunchy and granular. Created by the master cheese makers at Sartori in Plymouth, Wisconsin, who use time-honored techniques and the highest quality milk.

The Basics

Region: Plymouth, WI

Milk Type: Cow

Pasteurization: Pasteurized

Rennet Type: Vegetarian

Age: 12 months

Ingredients: Bellavitano Cheese (Pasteurized cow's milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes), Merlot Wine (Grapes, Water, Yeast)


2018 International Cheese Awards - Gold Medal

2018 World Championship Cheese Contest - Second Place

2016 International Cheese Awards - Gold Medal

2016 World Cheese Awards - Silver Medal

Cheese Profile


  • young
  • medium
  • aged
  • old


  • soft
  • medium
  • hard
  • brittle


  • mild
  • medium
  • strong
  • pungent

Pairing Recommendations

  • Pinot Noir
  • Merlot
  • IPA
  • Pale Ale
  • Wheat Ale

Other Cheese Pairings
Dried Fruit, Crusty Artisan Bread, Grapes

Product Reviews (5)

By Maria Ambulo

Never fails! It is always a hit as a gift to our friends during the holidays. My family loves it!

By Mark Burroughs

The cheese is the best in its class, the texture I like better than the softer cheese in this Merlot . can't get enough of this .

By hunter bass

You can taste the grapes from the wine and it's good just not what I expected

Great Tasting Cheee
By Jeanne Iovieno

Another Great tasting cheese worth purchasing, I bought this for as a gift for a family member and they couldn't get over the taste, I mentioned where I bought if from and they are interested in buying it for themselves, Thank you Wisconsin Cheese Mart for having such GREAT products!!

By chris butts

My favorite cheese. Best description is a delicious moist parmesan flavor with a fabulous melot touch

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