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Piave Mezzano

Piave Mezzano
Consorzio Piave / CC BY-SA 4.0
  • Made from pasteurized cow's milk

  • Region: Veneto

  • Family: Parmesan

  • Type: hard, artisan

  • Texture: dense and firm

  • Rind: natural

  • Colour: pale yellow

  • Flavour: full-flavored, salty, sharp, strong

  • Aroma: milky, pleasant

Piave Mezzano is pasteurized cow's milk cheese named after a river by the same name. It is DOP protected and the only authentic Piave Fresco is produced in the Dolomites area of Belluno province of Veneto.

Piave Mezzano (blue label) is aged for 61 to 180 days. The aroma is evocative of yoghurt and milk with a delicate, pleasant flavour. The soft pate of the cheese is ivory white in colour while the rind is soft and light.

Other varieties of Piave are: 

Piave Fresco (aged for 20 to 60 days - blue label)
Piave Vecchio (aged for more than 6 months - blue label)
Piave Vecchio Selezione Oro (aged for more than 1 year - red label)
Piave Vecchio Riserva (aged for more than 18 months - black label) 

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