Brigia is called ‘chianino’ in our dialect, and this cheese, which is ripened and wrapped in fresh chestnut leaves, takes its name from this.
It is a small, soft cheese weighing 80 grams with an edible, slightly flowery rind. Obviously, the longer it is left in the leaves, the more vegetable sensation it acquires in the rind. In addition to the aromatic part it also acquires a slight bitter taste that it does not have initially.
Ingredients: Pasteurised goat’s milk, pasteurised cow’s cream, rennet and salt. Crust treated with fresh chestnut leaves.
Size: about 80 gr
Packaging: form wrapped with chestnut leaves and wrapped in cling film
Shelf life of packaged product: 25 days
Shape: cylindrical with a straight heel and slightly irregular flat sides;
External appearance: thin, slightly flowery rind, ivory in colour;
Internal appearance: soft paste, almost no holes, however sparse and irregular, the colour is creamy white with a thin straw-coloured rim;
Odour: in the centre of the paste there is a lactic smell of yoghurt and vegetable hay, while in the crust there is a characteristic ammoniacal and herbaceous note;
Taste: medium-low savouriness and sweetness, low acidity and bitterness, the paste is slightly sticky but also quite soluble in the mouth, while the crust is slightly more resistant to chewing, with a medium persistence.
Availability: since it is a product due to the seasonality of the leaves, it is not always available, indeed it is essential to ask for availability at the time of ordering, it cannot be reserved.
Food pairings: use it in the cheese platter as an appetizer or as a main course.
Wine pairings: A well-structured white wine.
AVERAGE NUTRITIONAL VALUES per 100 g of product:
Energy value KJ 1440 – kcal 348
Fats gr 29
of which saturated fatty acids gr 22
Carbohydrates gr 2,2
of which sugars gr 2,0
Protein gr 19
Salt gr 1,25
ALLERGENS: MILK and MILK derivatives.
Unit of measurement
Shape wrapped in cling film
80 g approx.
Moulds per package
In the fridge from 0°C to +4°C
Means of transport
Refrigerated 0°C to +4°C
Shelf life in a sealed package
Minimum order quantity