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Country: Italy
Region: Lombardy
Texture: Hard
Type of Milk: Blend of Cow and Buffalo
Aging time: At least 18 Months
Pasteurized: No

Sovrano is fairly new cheese that is similar in both color and texture to Parmigiano Reggiano and Grana Padano but is made from a mix of cow's milk and buffalo milk. Manufactured by Latteria Mauer In Lombardy, Italy, Sovrano is a unique cheese that is aged for a minimum of 18 months. Its uniqueness is that most cheeses produced with buffalo milk are stretched curd cheeses such as mozzarella. Marketed as buffalo Parmigiano Reggiano, Sovrano is firm, crumbly yet creamy, with a crystallized and granular texture. The rind is hard and bright white in color, whereas the interior is more ivory colored. Rich and nutty in flavor, it has a stronger tangy finish than Parmigiano Reggiano. - A website devoted to cheese education
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