AOSTA VALLEY

Fromadzo

Pdo produced from raw, semi-skimmed milk

AOSTA VALLEY

Fromadzo

Pdo produced from raw, semi-skimmed milk

A CHEESE THAT’S UNIQUE TO VAL D'AYAS

Valle d’Aosta Fromadzo PDO is a half-fat cheese made from raw milk skimmed by the natural method. The resulting milk comes from two milking of Pezzata Rossa and Pezzata Castana Valdostan cattle breeds.

Il Fromadzo DOP si presenta, oltre che nella versione classica, anche nelle varianti aromatizzate con erbe di montagna.

PASTURES AND FARMS

Milk produced in Val d’Ayas comes from small farms where alpine famers put enormous passion into taking care of their herds. During the summer, cows graze in alpine meadows, feeding on fresh, aromatic grass (true oases of biodiversity and nutrients); during the long winters they are fed on hay mown in the valley during the summer months.

CHEESE MAKING AND RIPENING

Fresh milk is delivered to the co-operative daily and poured into skimming tanks (for 24 hours in the morning and 12 hours in the evening) where the cream, used to made our excellent quality butter, is skimmed off. The resulting semi-skimmed milk from two milkings is blended together ready for processing. Cheese ripening takes place in cool, humid cellars where the wheels are washed in brine and brushed for at least 60 days.

WHY IS IT SO GOOD?

Producing Fromadzo PDO means respecting long-standing dairy traditions, using the latest manufacturing techniques, nurturing a small mountain territory and safeguarding its farmers. The result is a unique semi-mild cheese when fresh but slightly salty and, at times, slightly tangy when mature.

Using fromadzo pdo in the kitchen

Valle d’Aosta Fromadzo PDO is excellent for cooking. Here are some recipes created by our chef, from hors-d’oeuvres to desserts, that prove the versatility and high quality of Fromadzo.
Patapiada with creamy Fromadzo PDO

PATAPIADA

with creamy Fromadzo PDO and stewed red cabbage
Riso al salto with Fromadzo PDO

RISO AL SALTO

with Fromadzo PDO and alpine fines herbs
Burger with Fromadzo PDO

BURGER

made from Valdostan-breed beef, Fromadzo DPO and crispy salad
Cake with Fromadzo PDO

APPLE CAKE

with Fromadzo PDO and red berry ja
Fromadzo PDO

WHAT DOES PDO MEAN?

DPO classification guarantees the customer a product certified by a third party confirming that the product is compliant with production specifications. Fromadzo DPO’s strong points are:

 

  • production location: Aosta Valley
  • cattle: Valdostan Pezzata Rossa and Pezzata Castana breeds
  • fodder: principally local forage
  • milk sitting time: skimming from 12 to 24 hours
  • cultures: selected strains of local lactic acid bacteria

A BRIEF HISTORY OF FROMADZO PDO

  • 1268
Feudo di Chatel Argent, the first document testifying the production of Seras.
  • 1447
Text “Summa Lactinorum” mentions the properties of Fromadzo.
  • 1480 CA. 75%
“Lunetta del formaggio” fresco in Issogne Castle.
  • TODAY
Fromadzo PDO produced in 4 Val d’Ayas municipalities.

FROMADZO PDO: NUTRITIONAL PROPERTIES

Aosta Valley Fromadzo PDO is a ripened low-fat cheese (20% fat content) and a source of calcium and other elements essential to our diet (phosphorus, vitamins A and B).

  • 4 MUNICIPALITIES IN VAL D’AYAS
  • 50 SUPPLIER FARMERS
  • 1.000 DAIRY COWS 45%
  • 150,000 Kg of milk per year
  • 1 CHEESE MANUFACTURING CO-OPERATIVE
  • 3,000 WHEELS OF FROMADZO PDO PER YEAR

WHERE TO BUY FROMADZO PDO

We recommend a visit to Val d’Ayas, the only valley where Valle d’Aosta Fromadzo DPO is currently produced. Here you can pay a call to the co-operative and see in person how milk is processed, sample the products and, obviously, purchase them. Alternatively you can shop online using the co-operative’s e-commerce service that provides refrigerated delivery twice a week.

Brusson (AO)

Brusson (AO)

CONTACTS

Don’t hesitate to contact us for more detailed information about Fromadzo DPO, its properties, production and ripening methods, purchasing and delivery.

Complete the form, we will be only too pleased to reply as soon as possible.


WHERE WE ARE

Rue Trois Villages 1
11022 Brusson (AO)
PI 01043840071

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