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Lasosté-Preis Tobacco Leaf goat’s chees Linieng


In the traditions of the Langhe area left of the Bormida River, there are slightly larger than normal goat cheeses that are put aside (from which derives the name ‘Laso-sté’ – or ‘lasciato stare’ left alone: SEE PICTURE) for ripening covered by a coating of the locally produced, ground hazel nuts or almonds which give the cheese a distinctive flavour. When the coating is omitted, the natural product is called Preis. Another characteristic method of aromatising the cheese is by ripening it wrapped in leaves of nationally grown tobacco. The summer production of this cheese is known as Linieng or ‘month of July’.

Organoleptic characteristics
Aspect and texture: compact, soft yellow paste covered with crumbled dried nuts
Taste: intense with traces of goat and dried fruit
Serving suggestions: Fruity white wines, lagers. Marmalade, marrow and ginger preserve. Fresh fruit. Walnut or raisin bread
Technical characteristics
Milk: full fat, raw, goat’s milk
Production method: artisan
Paste: uncooked
Salting: dry
Ripening: at least 90 days
Production period: spring-autumn
Fats: 40 % D-Mf
Weight: 0.5 kg
Size: 8-10 cm diameter, h. 7-8 cm
Producers: small herder-dairies in the Asti Langhe area