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date: 28 November 2022

A tina 

The Oxford Companion to Cheese
Stefania CarpinoStefania Carpino

is a traditional wooden vat specifically used in the production of Ragusano, a Sicilian PDO (protected designation of origin) cheese. In the manufacture of this pasta filata style cheese, raw milk is directly placed in the tina. The lactic acid necessary for production is generated by desirable milk flora naturally present in the biofilm that almost entirely covers the surface of the wood inside the tina. Therefore no starter culture is needed. ... ...

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