Montasio Cheese is a cow's milk cheese that is sold fresh, or aged. It is made with milk from two milkings and is partially skimmed. It was originally a monastery produced cheese that has recently been awarded the status of D.O.C. - denominazione di origine controllata - meaning the cheese is produced in a specific region of Italy following well-defined traditional procedures to preserve its authenticity.
The texture of the fresh cheese is soft and smooth. The more aged it becomes, the drier and more granular the Montasio.
The rind is brown shade that becomes hard with aging.
Fresh Montasio cheese is characterized as sweet. As it ages, the cheese takes on a sharper flavor.
This cheese can work as both a table cheese or grating cheese and can be served as part of any course in your meal.