30–40 cm (12–16 in) cylinder or 40 cm (16 in) square
7 to 9 kg (15 to 20 lb)
30 days or more
Raschera is an Italian pressed semi-fat, semi-hard cheese made with partly skimmed raw or pasteurised cow milk, to which a small amount of sheep's and/or goat's milk may be added. It has an ivory white color inside with irregularly spaced small eyes, and a semi-hard rind which is red gray sometimes with yellow highlights. It has a savory and salty taste, similar to Muenster cheese, and can be moderately sharp if the cheese has been aged.