“Paglierina” cheese. A luscious cheese from the Piedmont region of Italy. For some background….In Italian, Piedi (pie) means “foot” and Montania (Monte) means “Mountains”. Thus, the name Piemonte (also known as Piedmont).
This region,entirely surrounded by land, is at the foot of the Alps
and borders France and Switzerland on Italy’s Northwest edge. Piedmont
is surrounded by majestic Alpine peaks, hills, cities, farmland and
picturesque vineyards. The rich soil in the highlands and plains is said
to be ideal grazing grounds for dairy cows. This must explain the
incredible taste of this cheese, indeed! Interestingly, Piemonte
was part of Royalty until the middle of the 19th century during which
time the French occupation was said to have left and undeniable impact
on the regions cusine, characterized by the “opulence of the nobility
and the simplicity of the peasant”.