Piave Vecchio Selezione Oro is an Italian cow's milk cheese named after a river by the same name. It is DOP protected and the only authentic Piave Vecchio Selezione Oro is produced in the Dolomites area of Belluno province of Veneto. The Vecchio Selezione Oro or matured variety of Piave is offered only after it reaches its full potential at one year of aging. It is a hard, grainy and crumbly with a flavour that is mild and never sharp. With longer aging it cultivates a very intense, fruity flavour with an enduring taste. The hard pate of the cheese is intense straw-colour while the rind is smooth, even, intense ochre colour. All Piave’s are aged in temperature and humidity controlled cellars where they are regularly turned, brushed and scraped. Piave Vecchio Selezione Oro tastes great when grated on salads or enjoyed with walnuts or pears.
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