Perenzin Montasio DOP 15mth 6.5kg

Product Profile:

Name Perenzin Montasio DOP 15mth
Producer Perenzin Latteria
Origin Veneto, Italy
Milk Stock Unpasteurised (raw) cows' milk
Rennet Type  Animal
Avg. Fat Content  36% approx.
Format Large wheel cut to requirement
Size 6.5kg random weight
Minimum Order 1kg cut
Qty Per Box Single wheel


The Perenzin family dairy has been making artisan cheeses for four generations. They practice a unique blend of modern, innovative cheese making, whilst remaining true to local history and traditions. All processes are supervised directly by Carlo Piccoli, a seasoned cheese maker with over twenty years’ experience in the dairy industry.


Montasio was originally created during the 13th century by the monks of the Maggio monastery. Today its authenticity is protected by an official Montasio Consortium. All cheeses bearing the name must be embossed with the name ‘Montasio’ around the rind. Many producers are quite industrial and the Perenzin dairy is recognised by Slow Food as one of the few producers still using traditional time honoured techniques.


The characteristics of Montasio will vary with age. When young, the flavour is typically mild and delicate, becoming gradually stronger and more aromatic over time. Its compact ivory-yellow pâté has irregular holes throughout and a smooth supple rind. In wheels with extra aging the texture becomes grainy and crumbly, and the rind drier and darker. The mountain milk from which Perenzin Montasio is made is generally high in butterfat and the cheese has a richer flavour as a result; Nutty and fruity with hints of butterscotch.



Avg. servings per kilo: 40                serving size: 25g     
  Avg. per serve per 100g
Energy  453kJ 1811kJ
Protein  6.5g 25.9g
Fat, Total  9.1g 36.5g
  - Saturated  6.6g 28.2g
Carbohydrates 0.3g 1.2g
  - Sugars  <1g <1g
Sodium  0.4mg 16mg
Ingredients: Cows' milk, rennet, salt, starter cultures.


Information for this profile sourced from AOAP Staff, Calendar Cheese Co. & http://www.perenzin.com

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