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Also known as ‘the wedding cake cheese’ because of its distinctive layered shape, Montebore is a very rare cheese produced in the hills of Piedmont, near the Southern border with Liguria. It is made from a mixture of unpasteurised cow and sheep’s milk but has none of the rustic roughness of some unpasteurised cheeses. Instead the flavour is delicate and creamy, an absolute triumph with full bodied red wines.

Montebore makes a perfect centre-piece for a cheeseboard or buy as an incredible quirky cheese birthday cake to make a cheese-lover’s dream come true.

Things to know before you buy
Ingredients : Unpasteurised Sheep and Cow's Milk, Traditional Rennet. Nutrition : Typical Values as Sold per100g : Energy 1682kj/402kcal, Fat 32.5g, Of which saturates <0.5g, Carbohydrate <0.5g, Of which Sugars <0.5g, Protein 27.0g, Salt <0.5g.ÿ
Additional Details
Unpasteurized Cow's and Sheep, Animal Rennet
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Piedmont region map

Provenance: Piedmont

Piedmont is in Italy's northwest and borders Switzerland and France. True to the meaning of its name (foot of the mountain), Piedmont is a land of mountains. It is surrounded on three sides by the Alps, with the highest peaks and largest glaciers in Italy.

Monviso, the Piedmont side of Monte Rosa and the other spectacular mountains in the region, create incredibly beautiful landscapes, and ski resorts abound: Via Lattea and Sestriere welcome winter sports enthusiasts with their state-of-the-art facilities.

The Alps form the background for sweeping, picturesque valleys, e.g. the Val di Susa, Valsesia and Val d'Ossola. The landscapes of the Langhe and Monferrato are hilly, rather, but just as beautiful, a succession of cultivated hills and vineyards that are dotted with small towns and castles.

Expanses of water and rice paddies, long rows of poplars and old farmhouses make up the typical scenery of the plains around Novara and Vercelli. Lake Maggiore is the most sought-after tourist resort, including Stresa and the Borromean Islands, charming as they are with their ancient villas surrounded by beautiful lawns and gardens.

Yet nature is only one of the many attractions in Piedmont. This region has many other facets: from Turin — the Italian car manufacturing capital – with its history and remarkable cultural heritage, to other cities such as Cherasco, Alba and Ivrea.

Next up are the intriguing Medieval castles — like the imposing fortress at Ivrea, and prized works of architecture — the famous Residences of the Royal House of Savoy and the Sacri Monti (Sacred Mountains) certainly deserve to be mentioned. The famous spa resorts of Acqui Terme and Vinadio offer treatments and therapy for a relaxing, reviving holiday. Discoveries and surprises of all kinds are in store for visitors to the region, including a wide range of food and wine to suit every palate.

The region’s provinces are: Turin (regional capital), Alessandria, Asti, Biella, Cuneo, Novara, Verbano Cusio Ossola and Vercelli.