Formai de Mut dell'Alta Valle Brembana

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Formai de Mut dell'Alta Valle Brembana
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Country of origin Italy
Region Lombardy
Town Val Brembana
Source of milk Raw cow's milk
Pasteurized No
Certification Protected designation of origin, 1996
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Formai de Mut dell'Alta Valle Brembana is an Italian cheese prepared from raw cow's milk that originated in Lombardy, Italy.[1] It is prepared in a similar manner to Fontina d'Aosta cheese at Alta Valle Brembana in high pasture lands and in Bergamo, Lombardy.[2] It is rarely found outside of Lombardy, and it is produced in "very limited quantities".[2] It was classified with a protected designation of origin status[3] in 1996.

Characteristics[edit]

Formai de Mut dell'Alta Valle Brembana is prepared using raw cow's milk, and has been described as delicate and simple with "a light floral taste in the manner of Branzi".[1] Young versions of Formai de Mut dell'Alta Valle Brembana have a pale, thin rind, while those that are aged longer and rubbed with additional brine have a harder and darker rind.[1] Aged versions develop more fragrancy and fruitiness in flavor compared to young versions.[1]

Use in dishes[edit]

People in local communities use Formai de Mut dell'Alta Valle Brembana as a topping for soups and stews, in fonduta and in gratin dishes.[1]

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