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Val Formazza is an alpine valley in the extreme north of Piedmont. It is wedged in Switzerland, between the Upper Valais and the Canton of Ticino, a location, that determines its unique environmental, landscape and cultural features. This valley extends from 1.300 mt a.s.l. to over 1.750 mt a.s.l., where one can find extensive pastures and floral meadows.
The true protagonists of Val Formazza cheese are the cold-ventilated hays of alpine flora, which is cut up during the flowering time to preserve all its properties and aromas. They are employed to feed the Alpine Brown breed, which manage to enhance the mountain grass and hays. The milk produced, together with the ancient tradition of milk processing, ensures that the valley scents are found in the cheese.
The aging process, during which the wheel is reversed and brushed every other day to help the rind development, lasts 3 months. The wheels can age slowly on spruce wood, in a natural environment, at a temperature between 10°C and 12°C and a humidity percentage of 85%.
Finished products are examined and then branded with the name "Formazza".
Produced in Ossola Valley with cow raw milk 100% local.
Organoleptic features: made with cow raw milk, thin rind, washed and of a rosy colour. Its flavour is particular with hay and alpine flora notes.
Ingredients: cow raw milk, salt, rennet, starter cultures.
A great alpine cheese!