Saturday, July 7, 2018

montasio -

Montasio is a cheese that comes from hard-texted Italian and uses pasteurized cow's milk. Montasio cheese comes from the 13th century at the monastery of Maggio in the city of Montasio. In the beginning sheep milk is used to make this cheese, but now cow's milk is used.

To make Montasio cheese, milk is used for milking at night and mixed with milk milked in the morning. Milk is milked at night in partial skim and the cream is used to make Mascarpone cheese.

This cheese has the same shape with the cheese Fontina but has a texture like a young Asiago cheese. Young Montasio cheeses are usually eaten with bread while Montasio cheese is cooked for roasted dishes.