with Rebecca Plaza-Ponte, Lover of all things Artisan

Sartori is a fourth-generation family owned and operated company redefining artisan cheese in Wisconsin. Originally from Valdastico, Italy, the Sartoris craft the award-winning Sartori Reserve® portfolio, a mesmerizing array of supremely tempting BellaVitano® varieties. Each is an award winner and even more acclaimed when paired with Rebecca’s choice of artisan chocolate.

Merlot — By wedding this rich, creamy cheese to the berry and plum notes of Merlot, Sartori has created a cheese that makes your taste buds say, “I do.” Pair with Ghirardelli Chocolate Toffee Crunch and the honeymoon never has to end!

  • 2014 World Cheese Awards Silver Medal
  • 2014 International Cheese Awards Silver Medal

Balsamic — The sweet, nutty, fruity flavors of this most sought-after BellaVitano are gently bathed in Modena balsamic vinegar, making it a perfect match with Alter Eco Dark Velvet Organic Chocolate, 47% cocoa.

  • 2015 U.S. Championship Cheese Contest Silver Medal

Raspberry — Soaked with handcrafted Raspberry Tart Ale, this BellaVitano boasts the bright notes of ruby-red raspberries with hazelnut and brown butter flavors to make a deliciously complex cheese. Try it with dark chocolate espresso beans.

  • 2015 US Championship Cheese Contest Bronze Medal

Gold — A Sartori family original, this rich, creamy cheese with its nutty, fruity flavor is also a celebrated gold medal winner. Inspired by traditional, Italian farmstead cheese, it begins in the mouth like a premium Parmesan and finishes in award-winning style with hints of melted butter. Pair indulgently with Chocolove Cherries & Almonds in Dark Chocolate and culinary victory is yours.

  • 2014 World Cheese Awards Silver Medal

Espresso — This gold medal BellaVitano is hand-rubbed with freshly roasted espresso and aged to creamy perfection. Served with Ghiradelli Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt Caramel, it is a dessert to fall in love with again and again.

  • 2014 World Cheese Awards Gold Medal
  • 2014 International Cheese Awards Gold Medal