Fresa is a soft cows' milk table cheese from Sardinia, mentioned by Prof. G. Fascetti, one of the first researchers into Italian cheesemaking, in 1908. It is chiefly produced in west-central territories of the island: Marghine, Planargia and Montiferru. The name comes from the Latin fresus, which refers to the round, flattened shape of the cheese. It is also known locally as 'fresa ‘e attunzu', which refers to autumn, the season of its production.
In preparation, the grains of the curd, raw and small, are put into cylindrical presses, bound in cotton, lightly pressed, then salted and exposed to the sun for some hours. The rind then assumes a pleasant yellow-straw colour. Briefly matured, weighing between 1.5 and 3 kilos, with a soft rind, the cheese itself being white or straw-coloured, compact, soft, with holes, and pleasantly smelling of butter and milk.
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