Caprino Valsesiano cheese

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Caprino Valsesiano cheese

Region: Piemonte

Milk: Goat, mixed

Definition: Soft or semi-firm cheese.

Raw material: Raw goats' milk, sometimes mixed with small quantities of cows' or ewes'milk, rennet, salt.

Characteristics: It is a young, full-fat cheese with natural acidity and rapid maturation. It is shaped like a tall cylinder and weighs between 100-300 g. The paste is soft or semi-firm, white, slightly goaty with a strong and spicy taste thet intensifies with ageing. With prolonged ageing, the rind becomes yellow or brown and smooth and even.

Area of production: This cheese is made in Sesia Valley in the Province of Vercelli.

Techniques of production: The raw milk is warmed to about 18-20°C and mixed with liquid lamb or calf's rennet. It coagulates for about an hour. The curd is broken into hazelnut-sized granules and then heated to 30-35°C. It rests for 5 minutes and is put into a small forms. After 24 hours it is turned only once. Afterwards the shapes are taken out of their forms and put on shelves for 3-4 days. A dry salting follows. Young cheeses mature for 15 days and others age from 50-60 days.

Trading of the product: The Caprino Valsesiano is a handcrafted cheese that is mainly consumed in the area of production. It is found in small shops in the Piemonte region and in neighbouring Lombardy. It is served in well-respected restaurants.

Reference: Alpinet Gheep

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