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rustic mountain cheese from Corsica

Venaco (Corsica) - Fromage Venachese Luciani

Venacu, Veneco or Venachese is a strong, rustic square cheese with an orangish rind, made from raw milk of sheep and/or goats, traditionally made in sheepfolds in the summer when the flocks are in their mountain pastures. It is available all year and usually consumed affiné on the cheese board.

A good place to find it is at Venaco’s Corsican cheese fair, A Fiera di u Casgiu, that takes place every April.

Cheese and dairy


Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Pierre Bona