Bitto is the best known of PDO cheeses from Valtellina, It Boasts of taste and flavor, unique and intensely aromatic.It is produced exclusively in the Alpine pastures during the summer, as dictated by centuries-old tradition. From the first months of ageing, Bitto is characterized by its sweet and aromatic smell, more pronounced when produced with the addition of goat milk. The slow aging allows the flavor to become even more lively and intense. Bitto is obtained by processing whole milk, Its's texture is semi hard & its golden yellow in color, characterized by small holes of irregular shape, called a "bird’s eye". Its crust is thin and compact, it has a concave shape.
Bitto is a cheese for meditation, the cheese is crumbly and very tasty , the flavor leaves a hint of dried fruit, hazelnut, walnut, butter, hay and dried flowers. To taste its necessary to bring the cheese to room temperature, eat slowly and let its taste surrounds you.Technical details