Zieger (Cheeseo fresco aromatizzato)*

Zieger is a type of fresh, flavored cheese that is popular in the Bolzano region of Italy. It can be found in various towns and communes in the area, including Bolzano, Laives, and Appiano. The cheese is often sold in local markets, as well as in specialty cheese shops and delis.

One popular way to enjoy Zieger is in a simple salad, where it is crumbled over fresh greens and drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Another common way to use Zieger is in a savory tart, where it is combined with caramelized onions and baked in a flaky pastry crust.

Zieger has been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-food Product) designation, which signifies its traditional production methods and ties to the local area. The cheese is made from cow’s milk and is flavored with herbs and spices such as chives, garlic, and pepper.

Sources:
– www.visitsouthtyrol.com
– www.suedtirol.info