Formagella Monte Cistella This cheese comes from the Northern area of Ossola Valley and it takes its name from Monte Cistella ( m s.l.m. 2880 ) , one of the peaks of the Lepontine Alps .
In such an environment the grassland pasture or perennial grass has always been the main item in the crops .
It follows a strong development of animal husbandry and an abundant and excellent dairy production , of which the cheese Monte Cistella is example.
Milk: vaccine pasteurized whole
Production method: artisanal
Paste: natural color , slightly pale , has a small light and widespread eyes
Salting: in brine
Ripening: 45 days minimum
Production period: all year
Fats: 45% Mgss
Weight: 1,8 kg about
Size: d 18 cm, h 4/5 cm