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Manteca

Manteca
Photo Credit: Casa Madaio
  • Made from pasteurized cow's milk

  • Country of origin: Italy

  • Region: Basilicata

  • Type: semi-soft, artisan

  • Texture: dense, elastic and stringy

  • Rind: natural

  • Colour: pale yellow

  • Flavour: buttery

  • Aroma: floral, fruity

  • Vegetarian: no

  • Producers: Casa Madaio

  • Synonyms: Butirro , Burrino, Burriello

Manteca is a soft, creamy cheese made by a Casa Madaio dairy farm in Cilento, Campania, Italy. The drawn curd of a cow milk is filled with a butter to preserve it in any season, especially in hot summers. The outside rind is thick and yellow in colour while inside paste is stringy, smooth, creamy and pale yellow. It has a flowery aroma with hints of ripe fruits, lilies. 

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