Murianengo cheese

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Murianengo cheese

Region: Piemonte

Milk: Cow, mixed

Definition: Fresh, marbled, mature cheese.

Raw material: Cow’s milk mixed (not always) with ewes. or goats' milk, starter culture (Penicillium), rennet, salt.

Characteristics: Cylindrical form with regular flat faces, round, with a diameter of 25-35 cm and sides of 12-18 cm in height; weighs 8-12 kg. The natural rind is coarse, yellow-reddish, and can be oiled, in which case it is smooth and a burnished colour.

Production area: Altipiano del Moncenisio, the southern slopes of the Colle del Frejus up to the municipalities of Bardonecchia, Exilles, Novalesa, Clavière etc.

Production technique: Single-curd variety. The evening milk yield is partially skimmed and then mixed with the whole milk from the morning yield. The milk is coagulated at 30 – 35 °C in around 40 minutes. The curds are then broken, first into large lumps and then small pieces of 1 – 3 cm.

They are then left to stand for 10 – 15 minutes after which the curds are extracted from the whey, placed in cloths and left to ferment for about one hour. Immediately after, salt is mixed into the curds (5 kg of salt to 10 quarts of milk). The curds are again wrapped in cloth and placed in moulds. They are left for 24 hours at a temperature of 20-24°C, during which they are turned 2-3 times. The curds are then removed from the moulds, placed on wooden boards, dry-salted and left for 3-4 days. After this, the cheese is stored in maturing rooms. The product is ready to eat after at least 4 months of ageing and not more than 7 months. Perforation is not obligatory as natural cracks in the rind allow air to enter into the cheese. In any case, this would be carried out 20 days after preparation.

Double-curd variety: the curds are mixed with those produced the previous day.

Materials used

  • utensils used for making and cutting the curds in the vat: wood or stainless steel;
  • containers and moulds: wood, plastic or stainless steel;
  • curd draining cloths: natural fabrics;
  • aging boards: wood

Reference: Alpinet Gheep

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