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cow's milk cheese from Sardinia

Unusually for Sardinia, better known for its flocks of sheep, this is a cow's milk cheese, with magic associations: according to tradition, it's born on a spent volcano, made only by women, and only at night. Pear-shaped, stringy and yellow, it is redolent of the flavours of the maquis, arbutus and myrtle and gets a bit sharp with age. It's often used as a filling in sebadas.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Images by: Agriturismo Francadu