Ricotta dura salata cheese
Ricotta dura salata is produced throughout Basilicata from the whey of ewes' and goats' milk. The whey is heated to 87-90°C, until the whey proteins are separated in the form of small flakes visible on the surface. It is left to stand over the heat without boiling. The flakes are then collected with a slotted spoon, placed in wicker baskets and left to drain for 24 hours. It is dry salted after which the curd is placed back into a wicker basket and turned twice a day. After about a week, the hard cheese is left to mature for 2 months to almost a year in a cellar or cave on wooden shelves. It can be smoked for a few days.
The cheese comes in the form of a truncated cone with a weight ranging between 300 and 500g, and the rind is hard and grey-brown. The interior is hard and compact and had a pleasant taste. It is widely used as a grating cheese.
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