Spres

Description

Cylindrical in shape, with a height of 6-8 cm, diameter of 20-25 cm and a weight of 3.5-5 kg Moderately close-textured paste, white/straw-yellow in colour; generally without holes, or where they are present, pitted with numerous, uniform holes. Smooth, pale-coloured rind. Table cheese, with a sweet, delicate flavour initially, which becomes sharper as it matures. Its origins date back to the times of the subsistence economy when the families from the alpine valleys had to make their own dairy products at home during the periods in which the latterie turnarie (rotational dairies) were closed (spring and autumn).
By a strange coincidence, we can find a cheese of the same name (Spress) in the Ossola and Vigezzo valleys in the province of Novara.

Production area
Agordino Basin, Biois Valley
Milk
Full-fat milk
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