Montasio

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Montasio

Montasio is a mountain cheese made from cow's milk produced in northeastern Italy[1] in the regions of Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Veneto.

It was awarded a (PDO) protected designation of origin in 1986.

Characteristics[edit]

  • Made from cow's milk [1]
  • Country of origin: Italy [2]
  • Region: Friuli Venezia Giulia and Veneto
  • Alternative spellings: Montasio Fresco
  • Type: soft, artisan. Versions aged longer develop a harder texture.[2]
  • Fat content: 32%
  • Texture: creamy and open
  • Rind: natural [2]
  • Color: pale yellow to gold, depending on age [2]

Aging[edit]

It is typically aged for a minimum of two months, and some preparations are aged for a year or more.[2] The rind is typically stamped with the date of its production.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Glover, Cynthia (October 2004). Italy's Other Great Cuisines. Vegetarian Times. p. 63. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Fletcher, Janet. Cheese & Wine: A Guide to Selecting, Pairing, and Enjoying. p. 90. 

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