Only the richest fresh milk from the surrounding mountain pastures makes it into these wheels. San Pietro is similar to a Montasio, this particular hard version is aged for 18 months. The extra aging gives it a particularly aromatic flavor reminiscent of dried fruits, berries, grasses, and nuts with a tangy, almost citrusy mid-palate. Semi-hard, compact paste of pale straw yellow color, with evenly distributed eyes of uniform size. After a maturing period of at least 18months the cheese is hand cured with natural beeswax for 3-4 months. The products becomes sweet, aromatic, honey flavored with a soft and unique texture. Delicious in risotto with porcini.