Montasio is named after a group of mountains, Jôf di Montasio, part of the Julian Alps that run from Northern Italy to Slovenia. Like other mountain cheeses from these regions, its tradition is intricately linked to the cuisine of its home.
Formaggi Ciresa is a leading affinatore of Lombardia. Their work includes selection, aging, packaging, and distribution of cheese, particularly the traditional cheese families of Lombardia: Stracchino, Gorgonzola, Latteria & fresh cheese.
Founded in 1927, their multi-generational relationships with cheesemakers allow for incomparable representation of these regional styles, in addition to PDO cheeses throughout Italy.
FORMAT 18 lb square
TYPE Cooked curd, Pressed
MILK Pasteurized cow
RENNET Traditional Calf
AFFINATORE Formaggi Ciresa
REGION Friuli-Venezia Giulia & Veneto Italy, Italy
AGE 12 months
PROFILE Firm, savory, balanced by notes of citrus and a lactic bite.