Noce del Bleggio is a traditional Italian cheese that originates from the Trento region in northern Italy. It is a semi-hard cheese made from cow’s milk and has a distinct nutty flavor, hence its name “Noce,” which means walnut in Italian. This cheese is produced in several towns and communes in the Trento province, including Bleggio Superiore, Bleggio Inferiore, and Caderzone Terme.

You can find Noce del Bleggio in various stores and shops in Trento. Some recommended places to purchase this cheese include the Caseificio Sociale di Bleggio Superiore, a local dairy cooperative in Bleggio Superiore, and the Latteria Turnaria di Caderzone Terme, a dairy shop in Caderzone Terme.

Noce del Bleggio can be enjoyed in various ways, either on its own or as an ingredient in recipes. One popular recipe is the “Insalata di Noce del Bleggio,” which is a salad made with Noce del Bleggio cheese, mixed greens, walnuts, and a light vinaigrette dressing. Another delicious option is to use this cheese in a pasta dish, such as “Tagliatelle al Noce del Bleggio,” where the cheese is grated over freshly made tagliatelle pasta.

Noce del Bleggio has received the prestigious PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Product) recognition, which guarantees its traditional production methods and high-quality standards. Some specifications of this cheese include:
– Made from cow’s milk
– Semi-hard texture
– Aged for a minimum of 60 days
– Distinct nutty flavor

Sources:
– “Noce del Bleggio DOP” – www.trentinodoc.com
– “Noce del Bleggio” – www.prodottitipicitrentini.it