Ricotta pecorina dei Berici cheese

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Ricotta pecorina dei Berici cheese

Ricotta pecorina dei Berici is a ewes' milk cheese from the province of Vicenza in Italy's Veneto region. The cheese is a lily-white colour and has a mild flavour.

In the past, production was widespread throughout almost the entire Basso Vicentino (lowlands of Vicenza), where sheep-farming was on an equal plane with cattle-breeding. In Noventa Vicentina, particularly, the breeds of sheep farmed were di pianura (lowland breed) or Padovana (Paduan), known in this area as Noventana, which were distinguished by their bigger size and a moderate milk production alongside a more significant production of wool and meat.

A variable quantity of salt is added to the whey (left over from the cheese-making process), which is reheated in the copper calièra (dialectal name given to this kind of pot) at a temperature of between 80-90°C. Once this temperature has been reached, fine white granules appear on the surface of the liquid known as puìna. In order to assist this process, and in particular the coagulation into granules, bitter salt is added. The granules are delicately extracted and placed into small moulds or cloth sacks to drainoff any excess water.

The product can be found at dairies and some food retailers in the area of production.

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Cheese type Calories per 100g
American cheese 371
Blue cheese 353
Camembert cheese 299
Cheddar cheese 402
Cottage cheese 98
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
Parmesan cheese 431
Pimento cheese 375
Provolone cheese 352
Queso blanco cheese 310
Ricotta cheese 174
Roquefort cheese 369
Swiss cheese 380

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