Puzzone di Moena is characterised by a robust, intense, slightly salty and pleasantly sharp flavour with a distinctive bitterish aftertaste. Its name, which can translate simply as “smelly”, derives from its intense and penetrating aroma created by daily "sponging" with warm brine throughout the ageing process. Cheeses like these are known as “washed rind” and take on a colour that can span from yellow ochre to light brown or reddish.
There is historic evidence of washed-rind cheese with a characteristically pronounced aroma being made for a very long time in cooperative dairies and farms throughout the Fiemme, Fassa and Primiero valleys.
Also known as Spretz Tzaorì, which means "tasty cheese" in the local dialect, Puzzone di Moena is certainly one of the most appreciated cheeses by connoisseurs and consumers who seek healthy, tasty products with a bold personality.
Pride, tradition and unmistakable flavours
Semi-aged, protected denomination of origin, washed-rind cheese. Semi-hard, soft, springy, light yellow-white texture with small to medium-sized, scattered eyes.
Milk, salt and rennet. No additives or preservatives.
Valli di Fiemme, Fassa and Primiero.
Available sliced at the deli counter and vacuum-packed in the 200 g format approx.