Country of origin: Italy
Type: hard, artisan
Fat content: 43-53%
Flavour: mild, salty, savory, spicy
Alternative spellings: Raschera D’alpeggio
Raschera PDO is a hard, semi-fat, raw, pressed, cow’s milk cheese that comes from Cuneo, Italy. The name of the cheese is derived from Lake Raschera, which lies at the foot of Mt Mongioie. The geographical area of production for the cheese covers the entire province of Cuneo. However, if the cheese is from the mountain area, it is named Raschera D’alpeggio.
Ivory white in colour, Raschera is matured for at least a month to develop a fine and delicate flavour. Slightly spicy and salty when aged, the texture is elastic and dotted with irregular holes throughout the cheese. Raschera D’alpeggio will emanate the flavour and aroma of mountain pastures. This artisanal cheese could contain traces of goat or sheep’s milk.
Pair this rare cheese with red wines and beers and bread.