Casel Bellunese cheese
Casel Bellunese is a cows' milk cheese produced in the Agordino, Comelico, Valbelluna and Feltrino areas in the Veneto region of Italy. The name derives from the word Casél, which means “dairy”. The whole province is scattered with small, isolated Caséi which, until a few years ago were home to the co-operative 'latterie turnarie' (rotational dairies) which were set up around the end of the 19th century. Some of these, such as Celarda and Vignui have been restored and can today be visited.
Casél Bellunese is cylindrical in shape, with slightly convex sides and a height of 8-10 cm, diameter of 30-45 cm and weighs from 4 to 7 Kg. It is close-textured when young and flaky when mature, unevenly pitted with holes; it varies in colour from white to pale straw yellow. The rind is smooth, even, thin, pale hazelnut in colour, with the name printed on it. It has a sweet flavour when it is medium-mature, become stronger and tending towards piquant as it ages further. It is a semi fat cheese, considered a table cheese. It should be wrapped in a cotton cloth and kept in the least cold part of the fridge.
It is matured for 2 months to more than 8 months.
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