Montasio is a DOP unpasteurised, whole or semi-skimmed, cows’ milk cheese which dates back to the mid-13th century. It takes its name from the Jôf di Montasio in the Julian Alps (Friuli). It is now produced in the provinces of Belluno, Padova, Treviso and Venezia (Veneto) and Pordenone and Udine (Friuli-Venezia Giulia).
The cheese which can be matured for anything from 2 – 10 months or more, has a smooth and elastic rind, which becomes dryer and darker as it ages. The interior, which is initially white, sweet, smooth and delicate, becomes more yellow and stronger, with a flaky, holey texture.
Montasio is cylindrical in shape, has a height of 6 to 15 cm, a diameter of 30 to 40 cm weighs between 5 and 9 kg.
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For example, almost cheeses that are similar to Cheddar cheese have around 400 calories per 100g
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|Queso blanco cheese||310|
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