Formaggio delle Antiche Fosse

Ripened mixed cheese of cow's and sheep's milk

The origins of this cheese can be found in an old tradition that dates from the period of the Malatesta family. In an age of frequent wars between nobles the countryfolk started to dig deep pits in the tuff, very often under the floors of their own houses. These protected hidden pits contained food that was needed for the survival of the family.

As chance would have it, some cheeses were left there and forgotten and this started the tradition of maturing cheese in pits.

The Formaggio delle Antiche Fosse revives this old technique to create a cheese with an intense flavour and aroma to be enjoyed at the end of a meal or cut into flakes and used in the preparation of some dishes.

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* the distinctive mark of “Formaggio di Fossa ®” (registered trademark used in accordance with par. 2 of art. 14 of regulation (CE) n°510/2006") is the historic logo used by L'Antica Cascina to promote this traditional product.


This product can be bought in its own display container for use in the Retail Outlet. 

More details

cod. 165
New product
  • ripened mixed cheese of cow's and sheep's milk
  • obtained by a traditional historic process
  • straw yellow colour rind
  • irregular shape
  • friable texture
  • intense smell
  • characteristic and pungent taste
  • medium weight: 1,2kg

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