Falagone is a traditional cheese from the region of Basilicata in southern Italy. It is a semi-hard cheese made from sheep’s milk and has a distinct flavor and texture. Falagone can be found in various towns and communes in Basilicata, including Matera, Potenza, and Melfi.

In Matera, you can find Falagone at local cheese shops such as Caseificio Matera and Latteria Sociale Matera. These shops offer a wide selection of local cheeses, including Falagone, which is a popular choice among locals and tourists alike.

In Potenza, you can find Falagone at stores like Salumeria Potenza and Formaggeria Potenza. These shops specialize in local and regional products, and Falagone is often featured as one of their top offerings.

One popular recipe that incorporates Falagone is “Pasta with Falagone and Tomato Sauce.” This dish combines the creamy and slightly tangy flavor of Falagone with a rich tomato sauce, creating a delicious and satisfying meal. Another recipe is “Falagone and Roasted Vegetable Tart,” where the cheese is used as a filling for a savory tart along with roasted vegetables.

Falagone has received the PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Products) recognition, which is a certification given to traditional Italian food products that are produced using traditional methods and have a strong connection to the local culture and history. The specifications for Falagone include:

– Made from sheep’s milk
– Semi-hard texture
– Distinct flavor
– Aged for a minimum of 60 days

– “Falagone” – www.basilicataturistica.it
– “Caseificio Matera” – www.caseificiomatera.it
– “Latteria Sociale Matera” – www.latteriasocialematera.it
– “Salumeria Potenza” – www.salumeriapotenza.it
– “Formaggeria Potenza” – www.formaggeriapotenza.it