Puzzone di Moena malga cheese

Slow Food Presidium

Italy

Trentino Alto Adige

Milk and milk products

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Puzzone di Moena malga cheese

Twice a day, milk is sent from the Alpine pastures in the heart of the Dolomites to the dairy in Predazzo that produces Puzzone. The secret to the cheese, and its strong fragrance (“puzza” means “stink”), lies in the aging, during which each cheese is regularly treated. This is a laborious task: The storeroom holds several thousand cheeses, and every week each one must be turned and washed with a damp cloth. This continues for at least 60 days and up to six or seven months. Washing the rind with water creates an unctuous, creamy layer and encourages the bacterial fermentation responsible for the cheese’s intense, penetrating smell and distinctive brick-red rind.

Season

Puzzone is only made during the summer pasturing period, from June to September.

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Twice a day, milk is sent from the Alpine pastures in the heart of the Dolomites to the dairy in Predazzo that produces Puzzone. The secret to the cheese, and its strong fragrance (“puzza” means “stink”), lies in the aging, during which each cheese is regularly treated. This is a laborious task: The storeroom holds several thousand cheeses, and every week each one must be turned and washed with a damp cloth. This continues for at least 60 days and up to six or seven months. Washing the rind with water creates an unctuous, creamy layer and encourages the bacterial fermentation responsible for the cheese’s intense, penetrating smell and distinctive brick-red rind.

Production area
Fiemme, Fassa and Primiero valleys, Trento Province

Presidium supported by
Trentingrana Concast
Producers
Caseificio Comprensoriale di Primiero
Via Roma, 179
Mezzano di Primiero (Tn)
Tel. +39 0439 765616
info@caseificioprimiero.com
www.caseificioprimiero.com
They collect milk from malga Venegiota, malga Pala, malga Fosse, malga Venegia,malga Fossernica, malga Juribello, malga Vallazza, malga Rolle.

Caseificio Sociale Predazzo e Moena
Via Fiamme Gialle, 34
Predazzo (Tn)
Tel. +39 0462 501287
info@puzzonedimoena.com
www.puzzonedimoena.com
They collect milk from malga San Pellegrino e malga Bocche; malga Toazzo, malga Gardonè and malga Valmaggiore.

Caseificio Sociale Val di Fiemme Cavalese
Via Nazionale, 8
Carano (Tn)
Tel. +39 0462 340284
info@caseificiocavalese.it
They collect milk from malga Salanzada-Valmoena and malga Fraul.
Presidium producers' representatives
Alberto Bettega
Tel. +39 320 4719840
info@caseificioprimiero.com

Vito Pedergnana
Tel.+39 327 0751152
info@caseificiopresanella.com


Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Giampaolo Gaiarin
Tel. +39 335 6674256
giampaolo.gaiarin@fmach.it
Twice a day, milk is sent from the Alpine pastures in the heart of the Dolomites to the dairy in Predazzo that produces Puzzone. The secret to the cheese, and its strong fragrance (“puzza” means “stink”), lies in the aging, during which each cheese is regularly treated. This is a laborious task: The storeroom holds several thousand cheeses, and every week each one must be turned and washed with a damp cloth. This continues for at least 60 days and up to six or seven months. Washing the rind with water creates an unctuous, creamy layer and encourages the bacterial fermentation responsible for the cheese’s intense, penetrating smell and distinctive brick-red rind.

Production area
Fiemme, Fassa and Primiero valleys, Trento Province

Presidium supported by
Trentingrana Concast
Producers
Caseificio Comprensoriale di Primiero
Via Roma, 179
Mezzano di Primiero (Tn)
Tel. +39 0439 765616
info@caseificioprimiero.com
www.caseificioprimiero.com
They collect milk from malga Venegiota, malga Pala, malga Fosse, malga Venegia,malga Fossernica, malga Juribello, malga Vallazza, malga Rolle.

Caseificio Sociale Predazzo e Moena
Via Fiamme Gialle, 34
Predazzo (Tn)
Tel. +39 0462 501287
info@puzzonedimoena.com
www.puzzonedimoena.com
They collect milk from malga San Pellegrino e malga Bocche; malga Toazzo, malga Gardonè and malga Valmaggiore.

Caseificio Sociale Val di Fiemme Cavalese
Via Nazionale, 8
Carano (Tn)
Tel. +39 0462 340284
info@caseificiocavalese.it
They collect milk from malga Salanzada-Valmoena and malga Fraul.
Presidium producers' representatives
Alberto Bettega
Tel. +39 320 4719840
info@caseificioprimiero.com

Vito Pedergnana
Tel.+39 327 0751152
info@caseificiopresanella.com


Slow Food Presidium Coordinator
Giampaolo Gaiarin
Tel. +39 335 6674256
giampaolo.gaiarin@fmach.it

Territory

StateItaly
RegionTrentino Alto Adige

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CategoriesMilk and milk products