Cheeses

As already pointed out in introduction, the dairy sector is of great economic importance in the province of Cuneo: over 4.5 million litres of milk are produced annually, approximately 50% of the amount produced in Piedmont , and most of which is processed into cheese, according to a long and consolidated tradition. This tradition gives origin to a great number of important cheeses. In fact, there are as many as seven cheeses that can boast the PDO seal. Four of these can be produced exclusively in the province of Cuneo: Bra, Castelmagno, Murazzano, Raschera, whereas the Piedmontese Toma can be produced almost everywhere in the Piedmont Region, and Grana Padano (cow’s milk cheese) and Gorgonzola also in other regions of Northern Italy . Furthermore, the procedure for PDO acknowledgement is in course for the Toumin dal Mel.

As well as these, all the cheeses indicated on the list of Traditional Food Farming Products of the Piedmont Region also deserve to be mentioned, as they are produced exclusively or mainly in the areas of the province and are tied to local traditions of the past. Among these, there are: Boves and Gioda, Nostrale d’Alpe, Paglierina, Robiola d’Alba, Sola and Testun, Tuma of Bossolasco, Toma d’Elva and Toma of Celle Macra, Tomini of the Saluzzo Valleys, Tomino del Bot and Tomino of S.Giacomo di Boves, Brus.

Nostrale dell'Alpe: stagionatura

Nostrale dell’Alpe

Name Nostrale dell'Alpe Seal of quality Typical food-farming product (PAT) Description This is a fat cheese (at times semi-fat) made from cow's milk that is produced in summer on the mountain pastures of the province of Cuneo . Its distribution ...
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Robiola d'Alba

Robiola d’Alba

Name Robiola d'Alba Seal of quality Prodotto Agroalimentare Tradizionale (PAT) Description A soft cow’s milk cheese, white in colour and without a rind. Each cheese weighs about 300 g. with a diameter of 9- 13 cm and convex edge of ...
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Testun

Testun

Name Testun Seal of quality Typical food-farming product (PAT) Description This cheese has a semi-hard texture, and is traditionally produced using a blend of the milk of the various reared animals: cow, sheep and goat, it is sometimes mixed with ...
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Toumin dal Mel

Toumin Dal Mel

Name Toumin Dal Mel Seal of quality Prodotto Agroalimentare Tradizionale (PAT) / Typical food-farming product. Procedures are in course to obtain PDO status. Description This cheese comes in a tapered cylindrical disk-like form with a diameter of between 10 and ...
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Bra duro DOP, Bra tenero DOP

Bra PDO

Name Bra PDO Seal of quality Protected Designation of Origin - PDO (EEC Reg 1263 dated 01/07/1996). Description Milk of excellent characteristics, processed and seasoned according to techniques of a very old tradition, is the secret of this product's unique ...
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Castelmagno DOP

Castelmagno PDO

Name Castelmagno PDO Seal of quality Protected Designation of Origin Reg. EEC 1263 dated 01/07/1996. Description This cheese comes in a cylindrical form with flat faces measuring 15- 25 cm in diameter, 12- 20 cm circumference and weight ranging from ...
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Murazzano DOP

Murazzano PDO

Name Murazzano PDO Seal of quality Protected designation of origin with EEC Reg. 1263 dated 01/07/1996. Description Murazzano PDO is a fat fresh cheese produced from sheep's milk, pure or in a percentage not inferior to 60%. Sheep's milk comes ...
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Raschera PDO

Name Raschera PDO Seal of quality Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) - Reg. EC n° 1263/96. Description Raschera PDO is a hard, semi-fat, raw, pressed cheese of an ivory white colour. The fresher forms have a fine and delicate taste, ...
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Sola

Sola (Sora or Soera)

Name Sola (Sora or Soera) Seal of quality Typical food-farming product (PAT) Description Sola (Sora or Soera) is a semi-matured or matured cheese, with a semi-soft texture, which is produced in the Southern part of the Province of Cuneo between ...
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Toma d'Elva

Toma di Elva o Caso di Elva (Casale di elva, Tumo de caso)

Name Toma d'Elva Seal of quality Typical food-farming product. (PAT) Description This is a cheese made from partially skimmed cow’s milk, the cow’s being of Piedmont breed. It is mature cheese, with a thin, light yellow rind, the cheese is ...
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Toma Piemontese PDO

Name Toma Piemontese PDO Seal of quality Protected Designation of Origin with Reg. EEC 1263 dated 01/07/1996. Description This cheese comes in circular forms with flat or semi-flat faces and a diameter of between 15- 35 cm and a circumference ...
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Tomino delle Valli Saluzzesi

Tomino delle Valli Saluzzesi

Name Tomino dalle Valle Saluzzesi Seal of quality Typical food-farming product. (PAT) Description Very fresh cheese made from whole cow’s milk with a very soft and humid texture. The cheese normally weighs between 100 – 200 g. It comes in ...
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