Tyrolean grey cheese

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Tyrolean grey cheese
Other namesTiroler Graukäse
Country of originAustria, Italy
Source of milkCows
Pasteurisedyes or no
Fat contentlow fat
Weight1 to 4kg
CertificationTiroler Graukäse PDO, PAT
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Tyrolean grey cheese (Tiroler Graukäse) is a strongly flavoured, rennet-free cows-milk acid-curd cheese made in the Tyrolean Alp valleys, Austria. It owes its name to the grey mold that usually grows on its rind. It is extremely low in fat (around 0.5%) and it has a powerful penetrating smell. The cheese produced in Austria is registered as protected designation of origin (PDO), Austria generally indicated in German as g.U. (geschützte Ursprungsbezeichnung) under the official name Tiroler Graukäse[1] The registration of the PDO states that its production has been a significant element of Tyrolean peasant gastronomy for centuries. Graukäse produced in Italy is protected by a prodotto agroalimentare tradizionale (PAT) designation.[2] Graukäse making became widespread on farms due to the simplicity of making and the availability of low-fat milk after the fat had been taken for use in butter making.[3]

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  1. ^ "DOOR". ec.europa.eu.
  2. ^ "Quattordicesima revisione dell'elenco naziona- le dei prodotti agroalimentari tradizionali". MINISTERO DELLE POLITICHE AGRICOLE ALIMENTARI E FORESTALI (in Italian). 5 June 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2021.
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