Peschiole is a traditional Italian cheese that is produced in the Campania region of Italy. It is a semi-hard cheese that is made from cow’s milk and has a slightly tangy and nutty flavor. The cheese is typically aged for at least 60 days, which gives it a firm texture and a rich, complex flavor.

Peschiole can be found in several towns and communes in the Campania region, including Agerola, Gragnano, and Tramonti. These areas are known for their rich dairy farming traditions and are home to many small, family-owned cheese producers who continue to make Peschiole using traditional methods.

One popular way to enjoy Peschiole is to use it in a classic Italian pasta dish, such as spaghetti with Peschiole and cherry tomatoes. Another delicious recipe is to serve the cheese alongside fresh figs and honey for a simple and elegant appetizer.

Peschiole has been recognized with a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) by the European Union, which means that it must be produced in a specific geographic area and according to strict specifications in order to bear the Peschiole name. This designation helps to protect the traditional methods of production and ensures that consumers are getting an authentic and high-quality product.

Sources:
– “Cheeseo Peschiole” – www.agricoltura.regione.campania.it
– “Peschiole” – www.prodottitipici.com