Canestrato di Moliterno becomes part of the official list of typical Italian products with the certification PGI (protected geographical indication) that was released May 22, 2010.
Being a product of PGI certification requires that at least one phase of the production process should be carried out in the region of Basilicata.
Canestrato di Moliterno PGI is aged in Fondaco, the milk from which the product comes from an area of ​​Basilicata that traditionally coincides with the ancient transhumance routes of the herds.
This cheese is made from sheep and goat milk from herds raised on the pastures of sixty municipalities of Basilicata, to then be cured only in special warehouses of Moliterno.
Canestrato di Moliterno PGI is a hard cheese, produced by 70-90% with whole milk of sheep and goat. Has a cylindrical shape, a diameter of about 20 centimeters and a height between 10 and 15 centimeters. Weight may vary between 2 and 5 kilograms.
The flavor of Canestrato di Moliterno PGI is slightly spicy, excellent as a table cheese when it is fresh, preferably, hard when cured.
Tradition has it that the Canestrato of Moliterno PGI is distinguished depending on age as: primitive if the maturing not more than six months; Seasoned if curing not exceed 12 months; if extra seasoning exceeds a year.


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