Formaggio di Menconico cheese

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Formaggio di Menconico cheese

Region: Lombardia

Milk: Ewes', cows' or mixed

Raw material: Whole cows' and ewes' milk, pure or mixed, rennet and salt.

Characteristics: Weight: 1-2 kg; form: rounded; cheese: soft, full-fat, almost stringy.

Production area: Val Staffora (Pavia), on the border of Piedmont, Liguria and Emilia Romagna.

Breeding method: Mountain grazing.

Production technique: The milk is heated to 37-38°C, rennet is added and after about 40 minutes the curds form, which are then cut and allowed to stand. After a few minutes, the liquid is reheated to 48-49°C and, in the meantime, the curds are broken into pieces the size of rice grains. They are left to settle on the bottom of the vat and then extracted by hand with a linen cloth and placed in moulds. They are dry-salted 12 hours later for 24 hours, during which the cheese is turned once. It ripens in 15 days.

Maturing: 20-40 days.

Reference: Alpinet Gheep

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Feta cheese 264
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Gruyere cheese 413
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