Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A new cheese: Toma Maccagno

Toma Maccagno is a cow's milk mountain cheese from the Valle Cervo in Biella, Italy and was the favorite of the queen of Savoy.

This toothsome toma is made in the alpine pastures from the whole milk of the rare Pezzata Rossa d'Oropa cow during the summer months and in the valley itself in the fall.

Silky and sharp with rich buttery flavors, this semi-soft cheese is washed with saffron which colors the young rind a vivid red. Delicious eaten unaccompanied with a light fruity wine.

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