Pecorino Monte Re cheese

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Pecorino Monte Re cheese

Region: Friuli Venezia Giulia

Milk: Ewe, mixed

Definition: Semi-soft cheese.

Raw material: Ewes' milk with the addition of a small quantity (maximum 1%) of goats' milk, powdered calf rennet, salt.

Characteristics: Rounded form with a diameter of 16-25 cm, height of 8-10 cm and weight that varies between 2 and 6kg. The rind is smooth, a straw-yellow colour, soft in the fresh product and hard in the mature variety. The cheese is compact, in varying tones of yellow, with small, sparse fissures.

Production area: In spring in the area of Ronchi dei Legionari, and the pastures of Carso, (Kars Plateau) and in summer in the “malghe" (mountain huts) of Venzone.

History: The name of the product derives from where it was first made (Monte Re) which today is part of Yugoslavia. This cheese is made according to a traditional technique, passed down through several generations of shepherds, which uses even moderate quantities of milk and easily transportable materials.

Breeding method: Mountain grazing.

Production technique: The raw milk is heated to 35°C, adding powdered calf rennet. Coagulation takes around 15 minutes. The curds are broken with an implement known as a "chitarra" (guitar) into granules between the size of a nutshell and a grain of rice and then cooked at 42-44 °C. They are then left to stand for 10 minutes until they settle and then extracted and poured into “fascere" (moulds). The curds are dry-salted with kitchen salt, on alternate days for about ten days. The cheese ripens in three weeks in a wooden container known as a "barile" (barrel), which has a perforated base to allow the residual whey to drain off. The cheese is washed with a damp cloth.

Maturing: Up to 12 months and beyond. During this period, the cheese is washed with a solution of oil and vinegar.

Reference: Alpinet Gheep

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