Piave Vecchio Selezione Oro
Piave Vecchio Selezione Oro (red label) is pasteurized 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 the Belluno province of Veneto.
Piave Vecchio Selezione Oro, a matured variety of Piave, reaches its full potential at one year of ageing. The cheese is hard, grainy and crumbly, with a mild flavour. With longer ageing, it develops a very intense, fruity flavour and enduring taste. The hard pate of the cheese is intense and straw-coloured, while the rind is smooth, even, intense ochre colour.
Other varieties of Piave are:
Piave Fresco (aged for 20 to 60 days - blue label)
Piave Mezzano (aged for 61 to 180 days - blue label)
Piave Vecchio (aged for more than 6 months - blue label)
Piave Vecchio Riserva (aged for more than 18 months - black label)