When Italian Cheese Is Born ‘Tired’

Jul 13, 2021 294

BY: Enrico Semprini

In Lombard dialect, the word for tired is stracco, and stracchino is an Italian cheese produced with milk from cows who are tired after a long day of grazing in the mountain pastures. 

A dairy cow weighs 700 kilos (1,540 pounds) and travels a long journey at a pace of four kilometers (two-and-a-half miles) per hour. During the transhumance process, the practice of moving livestock from one grazing ground to the other, the cows experience muscle fatigue which is linked to a poorer diet because the late summer grass packs fewer nutrients. 

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SOURCE: https://www.lacucinaitaliana.com/

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