Piave Fresco is an Italian cow's milk cheese named after a river by the same name. It is DOP protected and the only authentic Piave Fresco is produced in the Dolomites area of Belluno province of Veneto. The fresh variety of Piave is offered at 20 to 60 days of aging and comes with a blue label. The aroma is evocative of yogurt and milk with a delicate, pleasant flavour. The soft pate of the cheese is ivory white in colour while the rind is soft and light. All Piave's are aged in temperature and humidity controlled cellars where they are regularly turned, brushed and scraped. Piave Fresco tastes great with bread or melted on vegetables or polenta.
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