Canestrato is considered one of the most valuable cheeses in the Italian tradition of milk or dairy products.Due to its toughness, it has a good reputation as a table cheese and goes well with fresh, raw vegetables and pears. In addition, you can use it in pasta dishes and soups.Canestrato has a delicate, slightly sweet taste, but the older the cheese, the more salty and sour it tastes.

Just The Facts

  • Country
  • Italy
  • Region
  • Apulia
  • Milk Type
  • Sheep milk
  • Pasteurization
  • Yes
  • Rennet Type
  • Animal