Provola dei Nebrodi cheese
Provola dei Nebrodi has its origins in the Floresta area of Sicily and has subsequently spread into neighbouring areas. It is a spun cheese produced in Ucria, Montalbano Elicona, Basicò, Floresta, Tortorici, Patti, San Piero Patti, Librizzi, Galati Mamertino, Alcara Li Fusi, Roccella Valdemone, Tripi, Mirto, Longi, Castell'Umberto, S. Teodoro, Naso, S. Fratello, Caronia, Cesarò, Capizzi, Mistretta, Santa Domenica Vittoria and Raccuia. It is made with cows' milk and kid or lamb rennet paste. The cows are fed on natural pasture which can be mixed with forage, the quantity varying according to the season.
As a spun cheese, it famous for its size which is at least 4-5kg, and is also the only one provola to be matured. It has a very specific shape, being an oblong pear topped by a short neck with a head. Sometimes it is customary to put a lemon in the middle of the cheese, which gives a characteristic aroma of citrus. It is then salted in brine and matured for at least 10 days to a month for the mild version, and 3-4 months for the semi-matured cheese. It can also be left longer to fully mature.
It has a thin rind of pale yellow to amber yellow depending on the length of the maturation. The aroma is unmistakable, the interior is white fading into yellow and the texture is soft and compact. The flavour is sweet and delicate, yet slightly tart tending towards spicy. It is matured in the confines of traditional thick walls where the cheese is hung from a pole for the entire period of maturation.
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