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Bra (d'Alpeggio)

Language: Italian

Description: A wheel or square of soft or hard cheese made with cow's milk. It may have some sheep or goat's milk added. It has a pale ivory paste which becomes dense and orange-yellow ochre and develops small holes as it ages and has a polished, thick, oily light brown rind or may be brine-cured. This traditional cheese is made in a village near Alba in Piedmont with raw, semi-skimmed milk and has 30% fat. The curds are uncooked, moulded and pressed. It may be found in the following dimensions: 38 cm (15") diameter x 10 cm (4") deep, weighing 3.5 - 8 kg (7 lb 11 oz - 17 lb 10 oz). Affinage is 45 days for soft versions (Bra Tenero) and around 6 months for hard ones (Bra douro). It is salted and has a sharp flavour. (PDO). Those bearing the stamp 'Bra d'Alpeggio' are made in the mountains.


Pronounced: brah (dhal-PEH-jyoh)
Gender: N/A
Ethnicity: Italian
Most frequent country: Italy
Most frequent region: Piedmont

See places: Italian food and cuisine, Piedmontese Food and Cuisine

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