Valtellina Casera

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Valtellina Casera
Valtellina Casera DOP.jpg
Country of origin Italy
Region Lombardy, Province of Sondrio
Source of milk Cows’ milk
Certification European Union: Protected designation of origin (PDO) 1996 (Reg. CE n.1263/96)[1]

Valtellina Casera is a cheese made from semi-skimmed cows’ milk in the northern Italian province of Sondrio.[2] Its origins date back to the sixteenth century and it is much used in the cuisine of the Valtellina: particularly in dishes based on buckwheat flour such as pizzoccheri and sciatt (toad(s) in Lombard language).[2]

It has had Protected designation of origin (PDO) status under European Union law since 1996; its production is managed by the Consorzio Tutela Formaggi Valtellina Casera e Bitto and certification is regulated by CSQA of Thiene.[1][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b EUR-Lex - 31996R1263 - EN
  2. ^ a b Valtellina Casera, Consorzio Tutela Formaggi Valtellina Casera e Bitto.
  3. ^ Consorzio Tutela Formaggi Valtellina Casera e Bitto, homepage.

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