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Accasciato

Accasciato
Photo Credit: Casa Madaio
  • Made from Buffalo's and cow's milk

  • Country of origin: Italy

  • Region: Campania

  • Type: semi-hard

  • Texture: firm

  • Rind: natural

  • Colour: pale yellow

  • Flavour: sweet

  • Aroma: aromatic, fresh

  • Vegetarian: no

  • Producers: Casa Madaio

Accasciato meaning 'collapsed' in Italian, is a soft, creamy cheese made by a Casa Madaio dairy farm in Cilento, Campania, Italy. The fresh milk of cow and buffalo is coagulated and then drained and kept for maturation for 40 to 60 days depending upon the season. During ripening the cheese develops soft, pale yellow rind with white, opaque paste inside. The cheese has a sweet aroma and a firm texture.

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