Soera (Sola) della Valcasotto cheese
Synonyms: Sora, soera
Definition: Soft cheese.
Characteristics: Round or square forms, with a diameter of 12-15 cm, sides 3-4 cm in height and a weight of 1-4 kg. The cheese has light fissures, is soft, full-fat, white with a mild flavour; the fresh product has no rind, whilst the matured variety acquires a more solid texture; it has an odour of coagulated milk, with a fragrance of mountain herbs and flowers.
Production area: Made from local milk in the southern part of the province of Cuneo, in Valli Monregalesi, Val Tanaro and neighbouring areas.
History: The origins of this cheese are steeped in alpine tradition, as documented by the historian Tulio Pagliana in his study of the lives of shepherds from Alta Val Tanaro.
Production technique: The whole, raw milk is heated to 34-36 °C, adding liquid kid rennet. After 20 minutes, the curds are broken with a “lira". They are left to stand for a short while and then broken again, until they are nut-sized pieces. The curds are collected in cloths which are tied and weighted for about 12 hours. The cloths are then removed and the cheese is dry-salted. It is stored in a chilling room at 10 °C for 15 days and then possibly aged in a maturing room for 3-6 months.
- The vat, implements used to cut and process the curds in the vat, and the moulds are sometimes made of wood. Otherwise, the materials tend to be “washable‿ (stainless steel, soldered copper, plastic)
- Curd draining cloths are made of natural fabric
- Maturing boards are in wood
- Press or bench press is made of wood
Reference: Alpinet Gheep
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