Nostrano d'Alpe cheese

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Nostrano d'Alpe cheese

Region: Piemonte

Milk: Mixed

Definition: Full fat fresh cheese.

Raw material: Cow’s milk mixed with small quantities of goat’s or sheep’s milk, rennet, salt.

Characteristics: This cheese has a cylindrical form and varies greatly in size, weighing from 2 to 8 kg. The fresh variety has a thin, straw-yellow rind and a firm interior with small fissures. In the mature variety, the rind is thick and brown and the cheese, after several months of ageing, becomes granular and acquires a strong flavour.

Production area: Mountain areas in the province of Cuneo.

Production technique: The raw milk is heated to around 30°C, liquid or powdered calf rennet is added and coagulation occurs in 30-40 minutes. The curds are broken using a skimmer and left to stand for a few minutes. They are then extracted, wrapped in cloths and pressed, either mechanically or using weights. The curds are either dry-salted with coarse grain salt or soaked in brine. The ageing period is 30-50 days but can reach 6 months.

Materials used

  • wooden, stainless steel, plastic or soldered copper vat.
  • wooden or stainless steel curd knife.
  • wooden bench press.
  • natural fabric draining cloths.

Reference: Alpinet Gheep

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