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Formadi Frant

a mix of cheeses blended in cream

An extremely old cheese (it literally means 'fragmented cheese' from the Carnia mountains, where nothing was ever wasted: bits of cheeses of various ages, matured from 40 days to seven months, are cut up and blended together with fresh milk, cream, salt and pepper, then wrapped and placed in cylindrical molds and kept for another 40 days, either in glass in a cool kitchen or in a cellar. Formai del cit, made in the Val Tramontana is similar, but aged in a cìt or stone jar.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Images by: Consorzio Formadi