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Antico Mugello


Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Texture: Semi-Hard
Type of Milk: Sheep
Aging time: 2 months
Pasteurized: Yes

Antico Mugello is an Italian, sheep’s milk cheese that is produced by the Il Forteto Cooperative in the Tuscan town of Mugello, Made from pasteurized milk, it is aged for about two months and develops into a cheese that is semi-hard in texture and straw colored in appearance.  Similar in the way that Rossellino is made, the rind is rubbed with tomato concentrate, adding an element of complexity to its flavor is both rustic and slightly sweet. The cheese is fairly dense and nutty with salty undertones. - A website devoted to cheese education
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