The product

Formadi Frant

Carnia Cheese, mountainous area in Friuli Venezia Giulia
Country of origin:
Italy - Friuli Venezia Giulia
Type of Milk:
 Cow's milk
1 kg approx
Minimum order:
1 wheel. Available also in 250g portions (code 30761)
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Raw material Typical cheese from Carnia, produced chopping different cheeeses, youngers and olders, and mixing all with cream and pepper; Frant means infact "fragmented"
Appearance The texture is ivory white or pale yellow depending on the season of production, with spots of pepper spread around
Taste The perfume is intense, the taste is long, intense, slightly piccante with a continuos and pleasant balancing of sweetness and saltiness, hints of canteen and fermented milk
Curiosity Formadi Frant is one of the most ancient preparation of Carnia, originally applied to recover and preserve cheeses that were not perfect enough to be sold; similar preparations have been developed in the northern part of Italy, expecially in Piemonte with Bruss
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Ingredients CHEESE (MILK, salt, rennet, lactic ferments, preservatives: LYSOZYME (EGG protein), CREAM, salt, pepper
Allergens Milk and products thereof
Weight 1 kg approx
Packaging Vacuum packed
Storage Conditions (packaged products) Keep refrigerated between +4 and +8 °C
Nutrition Declaration Energy: 1891 kJ / 456 kcal
Fat: 37,5 g
of which saturates: 26,3 g
Carbohydrate: 1,3 g
of which sugars: 0,3 g
Protein: 28,3 g
Salt: 1,97 g
Typical value per 100 g
The producer

Carniagricola - Enemonzo (UD) - Friuli Venezia Giulia

Why we chose them
Carnia is a piece of land in the northern part of Friuli region, next to Austrian border. Carniagricola was born from the agriculture and animaltechnic passion of the founder, Giacomo Rugo. Originally the company was concentrated only on cow's breeding, selling the milk to the local diaries. In the last years Giacomo Rugo built his diary, to have the opportunity to process his farm's milk. The dairy is now managed by Beppe Rugo and his family. Beppe is a very charismatic man, a man that loves his origins and has decided to promote the food culture of Carnia mountains. The family has fully dedicated itself to the farm activities, taking care of the all processes, from cows wellness to cheese production. In particular they produce Formadi Frant, a unique cheese that is protected by Slow Food with a Presidia, and Formaggio Salato (Salty cheese), a unique cheese that matures in a particular mix of cream and brine called "salmueries". It has been a pleasure for us meeting with Giuseppe, Sabrina and their family, visiting their modern cowshed and the dairy: the passion they have for their job is really contagious.
From the same producer
The recipe

Crème Brûlée al Formadi Frant

Una delle proposte di Riccardo Gaspari de Il Brite de Larieto a Sapori 2016: una crème brûlée fatta con il Formadi Frant aromatizzata con anice stellato, cannella e chiodi di garofano
In the same recipe
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