Type of milk
‘Sola’ in Piedmont dialect means ‘shoe sole’ to which this square, squat cheese is jokingly compared, particularly when it has ripened at length. The best known is that produced in the high Tanaro valley on the borders with Liguria, although Sora is produced throughout the Cuneo area and in some parts around Turin and Alessandria. It is related to ‘Raschera’, linked also by the ‘branding’, caused by squeezing the cheeses, evident on the surface of the cheese. However, it can be distinguished by its smaller size and the use of full fat instead of skimmed milk.