“Paglieretta”belongstothe“Paglierina” family of cheeses that area speciality of the provinces of Turin and Cuneo, whose name is derived from the fact that they were once aged in straw, which promoted the formation of the white mould on the rind and left the characteristic striped
pattern on it. A characteristic of these cheeses is their ability to age very quickly, developing a tangy aromatic flavour, particularly if sheep’s milk is used in their production. In the late 19th century the name “Paglierina” was registered as a trade mark by Cesare Quaglia, the owner of the dairy located in San Francesco al Campo, in the province of Turin. “Paglierina” is featured in the “Cheeses“ category of the list of Piedmontese Prodotti Agroalimentari Tradizionali (Traditional Agri-FoodProducts) (RegionalGovernment Decreeno.46-5823dated15/04/2002).