Valcasotto cheese

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Valcasotto cheese

Region: Piemonte

Milk: Mixed

Definition: Fresh, soft cheese.

Raw material: Whole cows' milk with small quantities of ewes' or goats' milk.

Characteristics: Cylindrical form with flat faces of 15-25 cm in diameter, slightly convex sides varying in height between 2 and 4 cm. The cheese is soft, compact and rubbery, varying in colour from white to straw-yellow, with fissures that are irregular in size and distribution. In the very mature variety the cheese becomes creamier. Sometimes the cheese has no rind; if there is one, it is coarse and brown in colour. Average weight is 0.3-1 kg.

Production area: Alta Valle Tanaro (Cuneo).

Production technique: The raw milk is heated to around 38°C, adding liquid rennet. After coagulation, the curds are broken, extracted and left to stand at about 25°C for several hours. They are salted in brine. The cheese is ripened for 10-20 days, at a temperature of 5°C. Yield 15%.

Maturing: 10-20 days; optional.

Market place and sale: At one time, it was sold in the whole of Cuneo, but today it can be found in the areas of Pamparato and Garessio, in very limited quantities.

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Feta cheese 264
Fontina cheese 389
Goat cheese 364
Gouda cheese 356
Gruyere cheese 413
Mozzarella cheese 280
Parmesan cheese 431
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