Why we love it
Bra Duro is another DOP (Protected Designation of Origin) cheeses produced in the town of Bra, Piedmont, from which takes its name, the Bra Duro made only from cow's milk that graze in mountain pastures is matured for 5-6 months.
Bra Duro pairs smooth, round red wines such as the Valpolicella or a Barbera.
The artisan who made it
The La Poiana Cooperative was created in 1982 with aim of protecting and promoting the local cheeses, cheeses from the so called Grana Valley, starting with the Castelmagno, the King. La Poiana is made by artisan cheese mongers that create cheeses respecting the tradition and the territory, the valley.
La Poiana is synonymous with Castelmagno, and their story began in 1982 when the Castelmagno became a DOC protected cheese. Made with local milk produced from cows left free to graze in the green mountain pastures, from Castelmagno di cooperative soon started producing other local cheeses, from Robiola to Pecorino. All their cheeses are made according to the tradition and are made with raw, non pasteurised milk, full and rich of flavour.
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