Formaggella del Bec cheese

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Formaggella del Bec cheese

Region: Lombardia

Milk: Goat

Raw material: Goats' milk, rennet, salt.

Characteristics: Height: 3-5 cm; sides: 10-15 cm; form: quadrangular; cheese: soft, firm, no fissures, milk-white or pale yellow colour.

Production area: Canzo, Dongo and neighbouring areas (Lago di Como).

Production technique: The raw milk is heated to 25-30 °C, adding liquid rennet. Coagulation takes 45 minutes. Once the curds have been broken (into nut-sized pieces), they are cooked at 35 °C for 15-20 minutes. They are then extracted, placed in cloths and left to drain for a few hours before being pressed into shape. The procedure is then the same as that used for other mountain-style cheeses. It ripens in 15 days, in a well-ventilated cellar.

Maturing: about 40-60 days.

Reference: Alpinet Gheep

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