This vegetarian Grana-style cheese is one of the few aged cheeses made with thistle rennet. The producer, Fiandino, pioneered this method of cheesemaking using thistle rennet with cow’s milk, a rare combination in the world of Italian cheese. Milk is collected from their herd of 250 Bruna Alpina cows and local dairies to produce this one-year aged raw milk cheese. They take great care of their Bruna Alpina cows, playing music at a special frequency in order to calm them and increase milk production. The crumbly, buttery texture of the cheese has floral aromas and a bit of tang from the vegetable rennet. Perfect to grate over pasta or to shave over vegetables. Preorder only.