Vezzena is a traditional cheese that originates from the Trento province in Italy. It is a hard cheese made from cow’s milk and has a distinct flavor and texture. Vezzena can be found in various towns and communes of Trento, including Levico Terme, Pergine Valsugana, and Borgo Valsugana.

In Levico Terme, you can find Vezzena cheese at the local dairy shops such as Caseificio Sociale di Levico Terme. This shop offers a wide range of dairy products, including Vezzena cheese. In Pergine Valsugana, you can visit Latteria Sociale di Pergine, which also sells Vezzena cheese along with other local specialties.

Vezzena cheese is often used in traditional Italian recipes. One popular recipe is “Tortel di Patate,” which is a potato-based dish. It involves layering thinly sliced potatoes with Vezzena cheese and baking it until golden and crispy. Another recipe is “Risotto alla Vezzena,” where the cheese is melted into a creamy risotto, giving it a rich and savory flavor.

Vezzena cheese has received the PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Product) recognition, which guarantees its traditional production methods and quality. The specifications of Vezzena cheese include:

– Made from cow’s milk
– Aged for a minimum of 60 days
– Hard texture with a straw-yellow color
– Intense and slightly spicy flavor

Sources:
– Caseificio Sociale di Levico Terme: www.caseificiosocialelevico.it
– Latteria Sociale di Pergine: www.latteriasocialepergine.it