Our Reserve Cheese

Merlot BellaVitano®

A robust red wine and a rich, flavorful cheese – a match made in culinary heaven.

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Merlot BellaVitano Quarter Wheel Merlot BellaVitano Wedge


Gold Medal

2015 World Cheese Awards

Gold Medal

2015 International Cheese Awards

Gold Medal

2016 International Cheese Awards

Second Place

2018 World Championship Cheese Contest

Merlot BellaVitano Wedge

Available Sizes

Taste Notes

Fruity notes of plum and berry mixed with creamy richness makes our Merlot BellaVitano® truly one-of-kind.

The rind is meant to be eaten and is part of the tasting experience!

Merlot BellaVitano Spider Graph

Soaked to perfection.

Four generations of Sartori brought us BellaVitano® in 2008. Beautiful in color and taste, the Merlot enhances our highly-decorated American original.

Sartori Merlot BellaVitano with sweet pairings

Pairing Guide

By marrying creamy cheese to the berry and plum notes of Merlot, we’ve created a rich union of flavors.

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Enjoy with a glass of...

Merlot BellaVitano with drink pairings


Merlot, Pinot Noir, Shiraz


Dark Malty Ale, IPA

Nibble on...

Merlot BellaVitano with food pairings


Crusty Artisan Bread, Dried Nuts


Dried Fruit