Pecorino di Laticauda Sannita cheese

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Pecorino di Laticauda Sannita cheese

Pecorino di Laticauda Sannita is a cheese made from the milk of the Laticauda breed of sheep and rennet from lambs of the same breed. The production area is the municipalities of the mountainous and hilly provinces of Avellino, Benevento and Caserta in the Italian region of Campania.

Fresh milk, or that from the previous milking, is filtered and placed in the boiler to be heated to a temperature of 35/40 degrees and the rennet is introduced. Following the cutting the curds, they are removed manually and placed in moulds; the product thus obtained is pressed with the fingers, to obtain a compact mass. The cheese is then put in brine to be sold at different times depending on the type: fresh 2-day, semi-mature at 2 months or matured for a minimum 4 months. During maturation, the cheese is washed with boiling whey and well water. When the cheese is mature and starts to "sweat" it is greased with extra virgin olive oil.

Pecorino di Laticauda Sannita has a typical cylindrical shape, with sizes ranging from 300g for the fresh version of the cheese and up to about 5.5 kg for the matured cheese. After maturing for 4 and 12 months, the product is hard, sometimes mealy, with fine cracks and scales. The colour varies from pale yellow to bright yellow, according to fat content. It has a pleasant and intensely milky aroma and a slightly spicy flavour.

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Blue cheese 353
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Edam cheese 357
Farmer's cheese 98
Feta cheese 264
Fontina cheese 389
Goat cheese 364
Gouda cheese 356
Gruyere cheese 413
Mozzarella cheese 280
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