Il Canestrato di Moliterno

Canestrato di Moliterno one of the most famous cheese Lucan. The PGI - Protected Geographical Indication, regards the name of Canestrato di Moliterno seasoned Fondaco.
Milk is produced in a wide area of Basilicata traditionally coincides with the ancient paths of transhumance flocks. This cheese is made from milk from sheep and goat flocks raised on the pastures of sixty towns of Basilicata, and then be cured only in special storehouses of Moliterno.
Canestrato di Moliterno is a goat cheese hard cheese product for 70-90% whole sheep’s milk and goat’s milk. Has a cylindrical shape and a diameter of about 20 centimeters and a height between 10 and 15 centimeters. Weight may vary between 2 and the 5 kilograms.
The flavor of Canestrato di Moliterno is slightly spicy, perfect as a table cheese when fresh, preferably, hard when cured.

Tradition has it that the Canestrato di Moliterno be distinguished according to the seasoning as: primitive if the seasoning does not exceed 6 months; seasoned seasoning if no more than 12 months, if the extra seasoning than one year