Why we love it
Caprina di Liretta is a goat cheese produced following with the ancient local way of making cheese. Inside the cheese is soft and ivory white, creamy, it melts on the palate.
The Caprina di Liretta has a velvety crust, perfect as an aperitif or at the end of a meal accompanied by a classic method sparkling wine.
The artisan who made it
The La Poiana Cooperative was created in 1982 from a group of artisan cheese makers with aim of producing and promoting local cheeses, cheeses from the so called Grana Valley, from the famous Italian cheese, starting with the Castelmagno, the King of the local cheeses.
La Poiana is synonymous with Castelmagno, the town and the cheese, 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 surrounding the town of Castelmagno, surrounded by green, the cooperative soon began producing other local cheeses, from Robiola to Pecorino. All their cheeses are made according to the tradition and made with raw, non pasteurised milk, full and rich of flavour.
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