Speuta

Speuta is a traditional Italian cheese that is produced in the Campania region of Italy. It is a soft cheese made from cow’s milk and is typically aged for a short period of time. The cheese is named after the town of Speuta, which is located in the province of Avellino in Campania. It is also produced in other towns and communes in the region, such as Montefredane and Montemiletto.

Speuta cheese is made using a specific recipe that has been passed down through generations. The milk is first heated and then curdled using rennet. The curds are then cut into small pieces and left to rest for a short period of time. After this, the curds are drained and placed into molds, where they are pressed to remove any excess liquid. The cheese is then salted and left to age for a few weeks before it is ready to be consumed.

Speuta cheese has been recognized with the Protected Designation of Origin (PAT) status, which ensures that it is produced according to specific specifications and in the designated region. The cheese must be made from cow’s milk and aged for a minimum of 15 days. It has a soft and creamy texture with a mild and slightly tangy flavor.

Sources:
– “Speuta” – Prodotti Tipici Campani (prodotto-tipico.com)
– “Speuta” – Prodotti Tipici Campani (prodottitipicicampani.it)