Vastedda Palermitana cheese

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Vastedda Palermitana cheese

Vastedda Palermitana is a fresh, stringy cows' milk cheese produced in the Sicilian province of Palermo and some municipalities in the province of Trapani, using traditional techniques. The milk is coagulated in a wooden 'tina' at 35°C with lamb rennet paste. The curd is then cooked for about 4 hours, and afterwards is placed on a grate of rods called a "Cannara" to be pressed; the paste obtained is hung from a stick of wood to facilitate draining. The day after it is cut, it is spun with the aid of a wooden stick. The cheese is moulded by hand to form an ovoid shape and it is then allowed to dry on a wooden board. The next day it is salted in brine for approximately 2 to 4 hours. It is left to dry and after 48 hours it is ready for consumption. It is ivory in colour, weighs about 1kg and has a tart and fresh flavour.

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