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Bra

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Country: Italy
Region: Cuneo, Piedmont
Texture: Semi-firm to firm
Type of milk: Primarily Cow
Aging time: At least 45 days
Pasteurized: Typically unpasteurized

Bra is an Italian DOP cheese from the province of Cuneo in Piedmont. It is a semi-hard cows milk cheese. However, there are times where a little bit of goat's or sheep's milk is added. It is cylindrical in shape and ranges from semi-firm to firm texture with a pale yellow colored pate and a slightly sharp body. The younger versions of this cheese are creamier in texture and less piquant in flavor. There are two types of Bra cheese based on their aging time:

1) Bra Tenero - Aged at least 45 days
2) Bra Duro - Aged at least 6 months

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