Toma della Valle Stura cheese
Characteristics: Uneven cylindrical or flattened shape, with flat faces of 10-15 cm in diameter and slightly convex sides of 5-6 cm in height. Weight of 250-400 g. The rind is thick, a deep yellow colour darkening to brown as it ages. The cheese is compact, soft, pale to golden yellow in colour.
Production area: Valle Stura (Cuneo).
Production technique: The raw milk is heated to around 37°C, adding liquid rennet. Coagulation takes about 2 hours. The curds are broken into pea-sized pieces with an implement known as a "bourcet" and left to stand, after which they are extracted from the whey using a perforated cloth known as “reirola‿. The curd is then blended and shaped into round forms before being placed on an 'iloira' a special rack where the whey is drained off for 24 hours. The cheese is dry-salted on both faces for a total of 24 hours. Sometimes pepper is also added. The cheese ripens in about one month, in a moderately humid environment; it should not be refrigerated.
Ageing: variable and optional.
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